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Postdoctoral Applications

Postdoc applications are overseen by the Director of Research who will be in a good position to supplement the advice offered by your supervisors and the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies.

The Department's Research pages offer guidance about a variety of postdoc opportunities offered by external funding bodies such as the British Academy, the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust etc

Post Doctoral CopportunitiesLink opens in a new window

There is usually a session of the GRF devoted each year to postdoc applications; and the Faculty website Successful Applications ( also carries some examples of successful fellowship applications.

Institute of Advanced Study

The Institute of Advanced Study offer a range of different resources, as well as funding opportunities and fellowships for completing Warwick PhD students.

There are two main forms of IAS fellowship. The first is the Early Career Fellowship, which offers a stipend lasting 9 months. These have proved very useful to our students in the past as a transition between PhD and a more lasting postdoc and we have a reasonably strong success rate so please do contact former IAS Fellows from the department if you would like advice about your application. The second is the Associate Fellowship, which do not offer a stipend but enable the maintenance of a relationship with the University and offer a range of support for career development. More information about both types, as well as general information about the more general support that the IAS offers early career researchers can be found via the tabs below.

IAS Early Career Researcher Resources

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Associate FellowshipsLink opens in a new window

Honorary Associate Applications

The History Department welcomes Honorary Associate applications from PhD students who wish to undertake research for a period at the University, or who wish to have an association with the Department. Applications can only be accepted from students who have completed final submission and had their award conferred by Senate. Applications are especially encouraged from historians whose work connects with that of members of the Department. If appointed as an associate, the Department is able to provide continuation of access to a Warwick email account, University Card, access to the University Library and related resources. These positions are unpaid.

Applications to be an associate are initially for periods of up to three years, but can be extended. Applications will normally be made at least three months prior to the proposed start of the appointment period.

The Department expects that academic associates will make a contribution to the intellectual life of the Department and its Research Centres, participating where appropriate in lectures, seminars, workshops, and conferences and presenting their work to the Department. Potential applicants are encouraged to identify members of the Department linked to their research interests before applying to the Department, and will require one of those academic staff to propose the appointment.

The application form should be completed as far as possible, and the associated documents and reference obtained, by the member of the Department's academic staff proposing the appointment. All of the documentation must then be passed to the Head of Administration for processing.

Full details and the application forms are available on the HR website.

A list of the Department's current visiting and associate staff is available online.

For advice about careers more generally, see:

Useful links for life after PhD


VitaeLink opens in a new window

Realising the potential of researchers


Beyond the PhDLink opens in a new window

A career resource for Arts and Humanities Researchers


History Lab PlusLink opens in a new window

Network for early career researchers


EmployabilityLink opens in a new window

Advice from the Higher Education Academy

http://jobsontoast.comLink opens in a new window signposts to lots of other resources.



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