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School of Geography

Calls for expressions of interest for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

The School of Geography has a diverse community of postdoctoral fellows who contribute to our dynamic research environment. We welcome expressions of interest from potential postdoctoral fellows interested in applying for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.

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Applicants wishing to consider applying for the BA Postdoctoral Fellowships are encouraged to contact a member of staff in the appropriate area of expertise to act as a mentor and the School’s Research Manager, Monira Begum (m.begum@qmul.ac.uk) at least six weeks in advance of the scheme deadline: 14 October 2021. Applications must fit both the funding scheme criteria and the School’s research profile.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Monira Begum at m.begum@qmul.ac.uk by 5pm on 10 September 2021.

The expressions of interest must include in a single PDF document:

  • a statement confirming that you meet the eligibility requirements for the scheme
  • a proposed start and end date for the award;
  • a 2-page academic CV;
  • An outline research proposal including title, abstract (150 words), statement of previous research (600 words) and 2 page (A4) project outline comprising proposed research programme, plan of action and planned research outputs.
  • the name of your QMUL mentor, whose support you should secure in advance of your application.

Initial enquires can be directed to Monira Begum, Research Manager at m.begum@qmul.ac.uk or to a member of staff as a prospective mentor.

Support for postdoctoral researchers in the School of Geography

The School of Geography at QMUL is a notable centre for the nurture of postdoctoral and early career colleagues, and we have been highly successful in supporting postdoctoral applications.

Postdoctoral researchers in the School are supported by their research mentors and are part of a vibrant research community. The School runs an annual Staff Research Conference and a research seminar series, which runs throughout the year providing opportunities for PDRs to present their research to the rest of the School. Research theme groups hold many additional research events and workshops.

The QMUL Humanities and Social Sciences Early Career Researchers Network offers additional support. As well as regular talks and workshops, there are opportunities to meet other ECRs from across the Faculty to share experience and knowledge of the process of establishing an academic career.