The British Academy announces 2007 Postdoctoral Fellowship competition

The Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme is designed to enable outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment, which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. Applicants are expected to be at an early stage of their career, either without postdoctoral experience (moving directly from the award of a doctorate) or who have held no more than one postdoctoral appointment (temporary lectureship, postdoctoral fellowship, research assistantship) to date.

The other main changes to the scheme for 2007 include the provision of limited research expenses directly as part of the award, and provision for the costs of a specified maximum amount of time devoted to mentoring to be included.

Application forms and further details for the 2007 competition are now available to download from the Academy’s website.

Level of award: Awards are offered under the Full Economic Costing regime. Directly incurred salary costs on host institution’s local pay scale, commensurate with equivalent appointments offering similar duties and responsibilities within the host institution’s own internal pay framework; plus limited research expenses; directly allocated costs, including mentor’s time, and estates, and indirect costs. Period of award: Awards are tenable for three years (not renewable) from a starting date normally in September or October 2007, and certainly no later than 1 January 2008. Number of awards: It is anticipated that up to 37 awards may be available to be taken up in the autumn of 2007. Closing date: 5pm on 28 February 2007. Applications received after this date will be excluded from the competition. Applicants may expect to be informed of the result of their application in early July. Further information: further details and an application form can be found at or contact [email protected]