QMUL’s School of Languages, Linguistics and Film has sustained success in securing postdoctoral funding through a range of schemes. The School has a vibrant research culture across its departments: Comparative Literature and Culture; Film Studies; Linguistics; Modern Languages and Cultures; and the Language Centre, which has a research culture in Applied Linguistics. School staff take part in a wide range of department-based and interdisciplinary seminars, and are active within a number of research centres within and beyond the School. Researchers within the School also benefit from the interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange and funding opportunities of QMUL’s Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying for a fellowship, including the schemes listed below, and would be happy to offer support in preparing applications. Initial enquiries should be directed to members of staff closest to your research interests (email addresses are available on the departmental sections of our website).
Outstanding postdoctoral scholars who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post are encouraged to apply to the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships. Details of the scheme, including eligibility criteria, can be found here: www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships. You can read about the work of some of our current Leverhulme Early Career Fellows here and here.The deadline for expressions of interest for the 2024 fellowships has now passed. Details of how to submit an expression of interest to SLLF for the 2025 fellowships will be announced on this page in autumn 2024. For enquiries about the application process, please contact the School’s Research Manager, Huw Jones, at email@example.com.
These fellowships enable early career researchers in the humanities or social sciences to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research, and are tenable for three years. See the British Academy website for details: www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/Details of how to apply to SLLF for the 2024-2025 round will be announced on this page in June 2024. For enquiries about the application process, please contact the School’s Research Manager, Huw Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLLF also welcomes expressions of interest to the European Commission MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships. This scheme enables talented researchers with up to eight years of full-time research since their PhD award date to carry out a research project, acquire new skills and benefit from a short term secondment at another institution. As a mobility programme, the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships allow researchers to develop their career in a country that they have not lived or worked in for 12 months in the three years before the call deadline. Applications are made with a well-matched QMUL supervisor. Details of how to submit an expression of interest to SLLF will be published on this page when the next call opens in April 2024. For enquiries about the scheme, please contact Vicky Byers, Senior EU Partnerships Manager.