Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunities

Early Career Fellowships and Awards in the Arts and Humanities

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture 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 Fellowships 2022
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2022
  • More schemes tbc shortly

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022/23

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture (LLMVC) 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 expected to open for applications mid-July, with a deadline for receipt of applications expected in mid-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 Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen, see: The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture | The University of Aberdeen (abdn.ac.uk). 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 Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen must submit an outline proposal (Intention proforma, Abstract, and CV) to the School’s Business Development Officer, Emma Morrison by 5 pm on Thursday 16th June 2022, using the forms available to download below.

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 Catherine Jones, School Director of Research, and Ms Emma Morrison, Business Development Officer, 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

16 June 2022

Closing date for submission of outline proposals to the School.

 

16 June – 07 July 2022

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

 

07 July – 29 September 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.

 

29 September 2022

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

 

06 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 

TBC - 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.


British Academy Newton International Fellowships 2022

The British Academy’s Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations.

The aims for the Newton International Fellowships scheme are to:

  • Support the development and training of postdoctoral researchers at an early stage of their career from any country outside the UK, by providing an opportunity to work at a UK research institution for two years.
  • Ensure the best postdoctoral researchers across the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities from around the world are supported in the UK.
  • Foster long-term relations between Newton International Fellows and the UK research base through the establishment of an alumni programme for former Fellows of this scheme.

A Fellowship must commence between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023; awards are tenable for 24 months.

British Academy funding will consist of £30,000 per annum for subsistence costs, and up to £8,000 per annum research expenses, as well as a one-off payment of up to £3,500 for relocation expenses. Applicants may also be eligible to receive follow on Alumni funding following the tenure of their Fellowship to support networking activities with UK-based researchers.

British Academy Newton International Fellows requiring a visa to work in the UK are eligible to apply for a Global Talent Visa under the Fast-tracked process of endorsement.

If you are interested in applying, you must first check that you meet the British Academy’s eligibility criteria. These can be found here Newton International Fellowships 2022 guidance notes | The British Academy.

If you are eligible, and would like to apply to hold a Fellowship in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, please submit an outline proposal (Intention proforma, Abstract, and CV) to the School’s Business Development Officer, Emma Morrison by 5 pm on Monday 21st February 2022, using the forms available to download below.

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 Catherine  Jones, School Director of Research, and Ms Emma Morrison, Business Development Officer, 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:

21 February 2022

Closing date for submission of outline proposals to the School.

22 – 25 February 2022

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

28 February – 14 March 2022

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

14 March 2022

UoA deadline for completion of final applications (and deadline to submit applications for institutional approval via Worktribe)

5 pm 16 March 2022

British Academy deadline for applications to the Newton International Fellowship scheme.

 

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


Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2023

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture (LLMVC) at the University of Aberdeen 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 Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, please submit an outline proposal (Intention proforma, Abstract, and CV) to the School’s Research Development Executive, Emma Morrison, by 5 pm on Thursday 27th October 2022, using the forms available to download below.

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 Phillip Cooke, 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.

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.

 

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