Funding opportunity for early-career researchers: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017

Friday 25 August 2017

Member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study are inviting proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the 2017 round of the prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme. These grants enable early-career researchers to gain further experience of conducting research and teaching in a university environment – with the aim of developing their CV and improving their prospects for obtaining permanent lecturing posts. Fellowships are for three years, covering salaries, small-scale research expenses up to £6,000 and include mentoring support from a SAS academic. Further details can be found here.

The final application deadline for the 2017 scheme will be in the first week of October. Anyone who wishes to apply for one of these fellowships through the School of Advanced Study should follow the process outlined below.

Process: Expressions of interest must be submitted before 08 September 2017 to the director of their chosen institute, copying The expression of interest should include:

  • CV
  • A 100-word abstract
  • An outline (2 pages maximum) of the research proposal, including intended publication outputs
  • Identification of potential mentor (if not the director)

Applicants who are to be supported by the School of Advanced Study will be notified by 18 September 2017.

For informal enquiries to the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, please email