Postdoctoral opportunities

The School of English currently supports applications to the schemes listed below.  However, we are open to supporting applications to other appropriate schemes too.  If you have enquiries about other schemes the School might support, please contact the Director of Research and Innovation, Dr James Mussell:

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 

The scheme is now open with a deadline of 12 October 2022.  We ask that applicants interested in holding a BA Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of English contact a member of the School to be a possible mentor and work with them on their proposal.  

We review applications prior to submission.  To allow time for this, we require copies of the draft proposal, the applicant’s cv, and a supporting statement from the proposed mentor by Friday 16 September 2022.  We then expect applicants to submit the final applications to the British Academy by the 30 September to allow the School time to complete its sections ahead of the formal deadline.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 

The deadline for the scheme is 23 February 2023.  Due to the way these Fellowships are funded, we run an internal competition to determine those applications we will support.  As such, candidates will first need to identify a proposed mentor in the School and work with them on their applications.  

For the internal competition, we will require a draft research proposal (addressing the points set out in the Leverhulme guidance), a cv, and brief supporting statement.  These will be due by Friday 2 December. 

Please send applications for review to our Management Support Officer Haseena Ahmed:  Haseena can also answer any queries with regards the process for applying for postdoctoral fellowships in the School.