School of History


The School of History has a diverse community of postdoctoral fellows who contribute to our dynamic research environment.  We welcome enquiries and applications from potential postdoctoral fellows. More information on our current postdoctoral fellows can be found on our postdoctoral page.

Applicants for the Marie Sklodwoska-Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) Scheme 2017

We welcome all enquiries from potential applicants for the Maire Sklodwska-Curie Fellowship Scheme(link is external).  Currently, the School of History has four MSCA-IF award holders and has hosted seven Fellows since 2012.  To view some of the current MSCA-IF holders please see our Research Staff pages.

Early career researchers who are eligible according to  Criteria (see below), should send a CV, together with a draft research proposal completed according to format of the form accessible via the Participant Portal(link is external), to Professor Colin Jones(link sends e-mail), Director of Research Grants, by 17:00 on 3 August 2017. We are happy to offer feedback and assistance with applications received well in advance of the deadline.

Full scheme details including eligibility criteria can be found on the European Commission Research and Innovation Participant Portal(link is external).

Applications must pass through an internal QMUL selection process.  The final deadline for submission of approved applications to the European Commission is 14 September 2017.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2019

The School of History at Queen Mary University of London encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2019 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme.

Our diverse community of postdoctoral award holders are an important part of the School of History’s community, playing a vital part in creating our dynamic research environment. They join faculty with expertise in medieval, early modern and contemporary history, with geographic specialities ranging across the globe. We renowned for our strengths in cultural, intellectual, and political history and collaborate through a variety of innovative research clusters. We have world-leading research centres in the History of Political Thought and the History of the Emotions. We are also home to particularly prominent research groups in Medieval and Renaissance History, the Eighteenth Century, Visual and Material Culture, Modern Jewish Studies, and the study of Islam and the West.

The School hosts a wide range of department-based and interdisciplinary seminars and offers links with the IHR, ULIP, and a variety of London-based museums and cultural institutions. In the last REF, our research environment was ranked 4th in the country.

For more information on our research activities, including specialist areas, major grants and research seminars, please visit:

Details of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme and eligibility criteria can be found here:

We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the scheme, and would be happy to offer support and feedback in preparing applications. Candidates should demonstrate a record of publications appropriate to the stage of their career, but at least one publication will be expected. Initial enquiries can be directed to the Director of Research Grants in the School, Dr Joanna Cohen or to members of staff closest to your research interests (email addresses are available on our website).

We will also be holding a workshop for interested applicants on November 14th, 2018, where you will have a chance to hear from our current Leverhulme Fellows working in the School of History on how to craft a successful application. We will also answer questions about the application process.

Please email our Research Manager, Dr Claire Trenery if you wish to attend.

Application policy from September 2017

The School of History operates an internal peer review process in order to support, mentor and manage demand for highly competitive postdoctoral research grants.  Applicants wishing to consider applying for awards such as Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships(link is external)British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship(link is external)s(link is external)Newton International Fellowships(link is external) and Marie Curie IEF Fellowships(link is external) (link is external)are encouraged to contact the Director of Research Grants, Dr Jo Cohen and a member of staff in the appropriate area of expertise at least six weeks in advance of the relevant scheme’s deadline.  

Applications must fit both the funding scheme criteria and the School’s research profile. Many schemes are oversubscribed with low success rates. We are only able to support the strongest applications. 

More information on our staff.