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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Theatre & Performance Studies Department at the University of Warwick invites proposals from early career researchers seeking support for their application to the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme.

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship is a three year award made to an annual cohort of outstanding early career researchers in the humanities or social sciences. Full scheme details and eligibility criteria can be found on the British Academy website:

The department is keen to encourage new research and support postdoctoral projects. With this in mind, we advise candidates to get in touch with us as soon as possible to find a mentor and to provisionally agree their support before submitting an application.

To apply, you will need to send the following information by email to Nadine Holdsworth ( by 5pm on Friday 21st September 2018:

• A short description of your proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages)
• A copy of your CV (maximum 2 A4 pages)
• The name of your proposed mentor
• The name of your referee
• How your research plans fit with the profile of the Theatre & Performance Studies Department (maximum 150 words)

Please state ‘British Academy PDRF’ in the subject line of the email.

If your application is approved, you will work with a member of staff to develop your proposal before the fellowship application deadline on Wednesday 17th October 2018. You will submit your fellowship application through Flexi-Grant, the British Academy’s application portal.