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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024

The Dept of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick would like to hear from you if you are thinking of applying for a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024, a three-year award made to outstanding early career researchers in the humanities or social sciences. Please contact us by 15th August 2023, to express your interest in applying with us. The BA deadline is 4th October2023.

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Be a researcher based at an eligible university or research organisation - any UK university or recognised research organisation based in the UK. British citizens and any nationals from the EEA are eligible, regardless of where your doctorate was obtained. Anyone of any nationality who has a doctorate from a UK university is eligible. If you do not meet these categories, you may be accepted if you can demonstrate ‘strong prior association’ with the UK academic community.
  • You must be within three years from the date of their successful viva voce examination.
  • Applicants must be supported by one self-nominated referee, normally the external examiner or, if not available, someone else who is as external to the applicant as possible. 

Our Dept has particular interest in hosting researchers working within areas relevant to our research clusters, but you are also invited to approach members of staff as potential mentors in other areas too, including: 

  • Ancient Literature and Thought
  • Ancient Numismatics /Roman economy
  • Classical Epigraphy
  • Graeco-Roman material culture
  • Greek performance culture
  • Medical Humanities and Greco-Arabic Studies
  • Roman imperial history

Recent research projects include ‘The Materiality of Graeco-Roman Festivals’; ‘Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean’; ‘Rome and the Coinages of the Mediterranean’; ‘Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project’; ‘A literary history of medicine: the best accounts of the classes of physicians by Ibn Abi Usaybi`ah (d. 1270)’. Early career researchers at Warwick have many opportunities to receive professional training, to apply for internal funding to support the organisation of research events, and to work in a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment, housed in the new award-winning Faculty of Arts Building. Our Dept was recently assessed as 3rd in the UK for Research Excellence in Classics: opens in a new window.

To discover more about the Dept’s research interests and to identify a potential mentor: opens in a new window Please contact a potential mentor in the Dept, copying in Prof. Alison Cooley, Director of Research (

  • 2-page outline of proposed project, highlighting how your proposed research goes beyond the ‘state-of-the-art’
  • Academic curriculum vitae

This scheme is extremely competitive: the Dept will select the strongest and most suitable applicants for support, but regrets that it will be unable to support every applicant.

Fri 30 Jun 2023, 20:39