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School of History

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

We are now inviting outstanding early career researchers to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. 


QMUL’s School of History has sustained success in securing postdoctoral fellowships from a wide range of funders in the UK and abroad. Our Postdoctoral Fellows form a cohesive community of excellence that is closely mentored by a senior member of academic staff. Our Postdoctoral Fellows are encouraged in their research and offered opportunities to develop their teaching skills and pedagogy. Most are highly successful in securing permanent academic posts, and their contribution to the School’s research culture is much appreciated.

We are now inviting outstanding early career researchers to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. If you are interested in applying for this scheme through the School of History, please submit an application in one document (Word or PDF, using a 12 pt font) to Nancy Slater by midday on Friday 9 September 2022. 

We strongly encourage you to contact your proposed mentor in advance and discuss your plans with them.

The application should include:

  • an explanation of the reasons for your choice of the School of History and Queen Mary as your host institution which should include a proposed mentor (150 words maximum)
  • an outline of your proposed programme of research (1,500 words maximum) including consideration of method, sources, and significance
  • your planned research outputs, e.g. monograph, journal article(s), book chapter(s), digital resources, events (workshops, conferences), other (please specify) (300 words maximum)
  • a list of existing publications (1 page maximum)
  • a CV (2 pages maximum)
  • a draft sample of writing, either published or accepted for publication (article or book chapter length).

Your application should demonstrate:

  • that you are eligible according to the BA’s criteria
  • the excellence of your research track record and professional track record (where relevant);
  • your fit to the School of History and relevant links to the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Full scheme details can be found on the British Academy website.

All applications will be considered in an internal selection process and candidates notified by 16 September 2022. 

Successful applicants will then have approximately one month to finalise their outline application, due 12 October 2022. They will also be invited to attend an orientation session run by The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences about the final stages of application. This will commence 19 September 2022. 

If you have any questions about the internal selection process, please contact Professor Miri Rubin, Director of Research at the School of History,



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