Early Career Fellowships and Awards in the Arts and Humanities

Early Career Fellowships and Awards in the Arts and Humanities

The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History is keen to support outstanding candidates in a number of externally funded research fellowship schemes.

We welcome expressions of interest from high quality early-career candidates whose research interests align with those of academics in the School, and who have checked their eligibility for the below schemes.

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022-23
  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship 2023
  • More schemes tbc shortly

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022/23

The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History (DHPA) at the University of Aberdeen invites applications from prospective applicants to the British Academy’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. The British Academy 2022-23 competition is now open for applications with a deadline for receipt of outline stage applications on 12 October 2022. Full details of the scheme are given on the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships webpages. Candidates must be within three years of the award of their doctorate, and must be a UK or EEA national, or have completed their doctorate at a UK university. If you are interested in applying, you must first check that you meet the British Academy’s eligibility criteria which can be found on their webpages.

Each year the School supports a number of applications for projects in all our subject areas and successful applicants will join a vibrant community of postdoctoral research fellows. The University of Aberdeen is fully committed to supporting the scholarship and career development of our fellows, and each will be assigned an academic mentor and will be fully integrated into the life of the School.

For more information about research in the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History at the University of Aberdeen, see: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/. The School welcomes interdisciplinary research proposals, particularly within the University of Aberdeen’s 2040 Interdisciplinary Challenge Areas, more details on these can be found here.

Applicants who would like to be hosted by the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History at the University of Aberdeen must submit an outline proposal (Intention proforma, Abstract, and CV) to the School’s Research Development Executive, Emma Morrison by 5 pm on Wednesday 14th September 2022, using the forms available to download below.

  • DHPA Fellowships – Intention proforma
  • DHPA Fellowships – Abstract proforma
  • DHPA Fellowships – CV proforma

If you would like to be considered, you are strongly advised to contact your proposed departmental mentor before submitting your proposal. If you cannot yet identify a potential mentor, advice can be sought from Professor Jesper Kallestrup, School Director of Research, and Ms Emma Morrison, Research Development Executive, who can advise you as to how to proceed and best make use of the support available. You can also review academic staff profiles and research interests on the School’s webpage.

The competition for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship is held in two stages. The Outline Stage is open for everyone within the eligibility criteria. The Second Stage is invitation only.  You can only apply to this competition once, unless specifically invited to re-apply, so it is important to consider if this is the optimal time for any particular individual to apply.

Deadlines

14 September 2022

Closing date for submission of outline proposals to the School.

 

15-16 September 2022

A School review panel will undertake their review of applications and inform all candidates of the outcome of the decision.

 

19 September –                    07 October 2022

The selected candidate(s) will be invited to work on their final proposal(s) for submission to the British Academy with support from the School and colleagues from Research & Innovation.

 

07 October 2022

UoA deadline to submit full draft application(s) for institutional approval via the University’s Research Award Management system, Worktribe.

 

10 October 2022 

UoA deadline for candidate(s) to submit full application(s) for institutional approval via the British Academy’s grant management system, FlexiGrant.

 

12 October 2022

British Academy deadline for outline applications to the Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme.

 

Due to the volumes of expressions of interest, the School panel cannot guarantee that feedback will be provided to unsuccessful candidates.


 

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship 2023

The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History invites applications from prospective applicants to the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowship Scheme. The Leverhulme Trust’s 2023 competition is expected to open for applications on 1st January 2023.

The Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowship scheme aims to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. These three-year Fellowships provide an exceptional opportunity to develop as an independent researcher, and will have a significant impact on future career trajectory. The objective is for Fellows to undertake a significant piece of publishable work during the tenure of the award, and the project put forward should therefore not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project.

  • We anticipate approximately 145 Fellowships will be available through the Leverhulme Trust in 2023
  • A Fellowship must commence between 1 September 2023 and 1 May 2024; awards are tenable for 36 months
  • The Leverhulme Trust will contribute 100% of the Fellow’s total salary costs in Year 1 and 50% in Years 2 and 3, with the remaining balance to be contributed by the host institution
  • Each Fellow may request up to £6,000 per annum in research expenses to further his or her research activities.

If you are interested in applying, you must first check that you meet the Leverhulme Trust's eligibility criteria. These can be found here https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships.  

If you are eligible, and would like to apply to hold a Fellowship in the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History, please submit an outline proposal (Intention proforma, Abstract, and CV) to the School’s interim Research Development Executive, Dr Andrew Phillips, by 5 pm on Thursday 27th October 2022, using the forms available to download below.

  • DHPA Fellowships – Intention proforma
  • DHPA Fellowships – Abstract proforma
  • DHPA Fellowships – CV proforma

If you would like to be considered, you are strongly advised to contact your proposed departmental mentor before submitting your proposal. If you cannot yet identify a potential mentor, advice can be sought from Professor Jesper Kallestrup, School Director of Research, or Dr Andrew Phillips, Research Development Executive, who can advise you as to how to proceed and best make use of the support available. You can also review academic staff profiles and research interests on the School’s webpage.

Deadlines:

27 October 2022

Closing date for submission of outline proposals to the School. 

27 October –                         17 November 2022

A School review panel will undertake their review of applications and inform all candidates of the outcome of the decision. 

17 November 2022 –         09 February 2023

The selected candidate(s) will be invited to work on their final proposal(s) for submission to the Leverhulme Trust with support from the School and colleagues from Research & Innovation. 

09 February 2023

UoA deadline to submit application(s) for institutional approval via the University’s Research Award Management system, Worktribe. 

16 February 2023

UoA deadline for candidate(s) to submit application(s) for institutional approval via the Leverhulme Trust’s grant management system. 

23 February 2023

Leverhulme Trust deadline for applications to the Early Career Fellowship scheme.