Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities
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 research page. All enquiries should be directed to Dr Jo Cohen and Dr Andrew Mendelsohn (Directors 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 fellowships:
- Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships [currently closed]
- British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships [The internal deadline for expressions of interest for the October 2020 round has passed.]
- Wellcome Trust HSS Research Fellowships [prospective applicants for the January 2021 round should contact Dr Claire Trenery by 1 November 2020]
- Newton International Fellowships [currently closed]
- UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships [The internal competition for Round 6 closed on 18 September.]
- MSCA Individual Fellowships [currently closed]
Applicants wishing to consider applying for these awards are encouraged to contact the Directors of Research Funding, Dr Jo Cohen and Dr Andrew Mendelsohn, and a member of staff in the appropriate area of expertise to act as your mentor at least six weeks in advance of the relevant scheme’s deadline unless otherwise indicated above. 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.
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 (PDRs) in the School are supported by a dedicated academic PDR coordinator, 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.
In addition, the Humanities and Social Sciences Peer Review College provides individual support for early career researchers in grant and fellowship applications.