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Associate Research Fellow Affiliations 2019-2020

The School of Arts offers a limited number of Associate Research Fellow affiliations to early career researchers who have recently finished their PhD at Birkbeck.

Birkbeck’s School of Arts plays a key part in the intellectual and cultural life of London. It is the home of prestigious Research Centres, which host an extensive programme of scholarly and public events including workshops, seminars, lectures, symposia, and performances. Our constituent Departments are:

Events provided include one dedicated Fellows’ meeting per term involving discussion, presentations of work in progress, and refreshments. Fellows may also request membership of the Library, meetings with academic staff, and access to in-kind resources (subject to availability) as part of research and development towards projects.  Fellows’ contributions may include giving public talks about their work, organising workshops or events, offering expertise to our journals, participating in our mentoring scheme, or collaborating with academic staff in the School.

Fellowships will normally last one academic year.

Selection of the fellows will be based on the applicants’ plans to contribute to the research environment of the School, its Research Centres, interest, and priorities. Applications will normally be discussed by the School’s Research Committee.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a 300 word statement indicating how you plan to contribute to the research environment of the School, and/or the most relevant research centre within the School (click here for a list), a CV, and the name of a referee, who will normally be your PhD supervisor. Applications will need to be accompanied by written approval from the relevant Head of Department.  Applications and supporting information should be emailed to Dawn Mitchell, Secretary to the School Research Committee (

Closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019.