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. All enquiries should be directed to Dr Joanna Cohen (Director of Research Funding) or Dr Claire Trenery (Research Manager).

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 these awards are encouraged to contact the Director of Research Funding, Dr Joanna 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. 

Open calls for applications

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

The funder deadline is 11 September 2019. Expressions of interest should be made by the applicant and their QMUL mentor to the School’s Research Manager by 5pm on 28 June 2019.

Applicants must have a PhD and 4+ years full-time research experience (can include time spent researching PhD). Applicants for the Standard Fellowship must not have lived in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years preceding the deadline. Standard Fellowships are held for 1-2 years, and provide an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs; a contribution towards training, networking and research cost; and a contribution to the management and indirect costs of the project. 

Support for postdoctoral researchers in the School of History

The School of History 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.

Alongside their research mentors, postdoctoral researchers in the School are supported by a dedicated academic PDR co-ordinator, Dr Andrew Mendelsohn. Dr Mendelsohn coordinates a colloquium series, which runs throughout the year and is an opportunity for PDRs to present their research to the rest of the School.

The Humanities and Social Sciences Early Career Researchers Network offers support to researchers at the beginning of their academic careers. As well as regular talks and workshops, there are opportunities to meet other ECRs from across the Faculty to share the experience and knowledge in getting careers started.

The Humanities Peer Review College provides individual support for early career researchers in grant and fellowship applications.