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Funding Opportunities

British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - opportunities for researchers within three years of the award of a doctorate to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment. This will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields. Awards are for 3 years and cover the salary of the Postdoctoral Fellow to work full-time on the Fellowship, small-scale research expenses (up to a maximum of £6,000), costs towards the time of a mentor (equivalent to one hour per month for the 36 months of the Fellowship) and the host institution's estates and indirect costs.


Deadline for Outline Stage Applicants (incl. referee statement): 16 October 2019

The Faculty of Arts and the Department of History have their own deadline for applications to this scheme, designed to leave applicants free to seek another institution should we be unable to support their proposal. Please note the following guidance:

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for Fellowships hosted at Warwick starting in the 2020/21 academic year.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who have a strong research profile and meet the following eligibility criteria:

· They must be in possession of a doctoral degree by 1st April 2020

· They must be either a UK/EEA national, have completed their doctorate at a UK university or have a strong prior association with the UK academic community

· They must not yet have held a permanent academic appointment

· They must be within three years of the award of their doctorate (measured from the date of their viva voce examination) on 1st April 2020.

Appointments at the University of Warwick are dependent on the award of the Fellowship. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during the funded period. For more information on the scheme’s aims and eligibility criteria, please visit

Prospective History applicants are required to identify an academic mentor within the Department of History at Warwick. Candidates should approach their mentor to discuss the project at the earliest opportunity, and their mentor will be asked to write in their support to the Department's selection committee.

Applications will require approval from the proposed host department. For this, candidates will need to send the following information by email to Hattie Hine, Project Support Officer for the Faculty of Arts ( by 5pm on Friday 13th September 2019:

· A short description of their proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages)

· A copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages)

· The name of their proposed mentor at the University of Warwick

· The name of their referee - and the History Department asks that the referee be asked to write directly in support of their application to Prof Mark Philp, Director of Research, Department of History <>.

If their application is approved, candidates will be invited to submit their proposal through Flexi-Grant, the British Academy’s application portal. The deadline for submissions is 16th October 2019.

The University is able to support candidates in the development of applications through our Research and Impact Services team. For more information about this and for any other enquiries about the scheme, please contact Hattie Hine on the above email address.