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Postdoctoral Fellowships

The School welcomes enquiries and applications from potential postdoctoral fellows.

All applicants will need to identify a mentor prior to submitting their application, and the most popular schemes – Leverhulme and British Academy – go through a College competition before candidates are selected for submission to the funder. In the first instance you should identify and contact your potential mentor within the School to discuss your application.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The 2017 round is now closed, but if you are coming towards the end of your PhD or have recently completed, you might want to think about applying for the 2018 competition.

This Fellowship is subject to an internal College competition (with a likely deadline in mid-June) so please contact your potential Mentor as soon as possible, and by the 1st May at the latest, so they can help you prepare for the internal College competition.

Further details for this round will be published here shortly.  You find information on the process and deadlines for previous rounds here.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

The current internal competition has now closed, and selected candidates to be put forward to the Leverhulme informed.  If you are coming towards the end of your PhD, or have recently completed, you might want to think about applying the 2019 competition.

This Fellowship is subject to an internal College competition (with a likely deadline in very early January) so please contact your potential Mentor as soon as possible, and by the 1st November at the latest, so they can help you prepare for the internal College competition.

Further details for this round will be published here shortly.  You find information on the process and deadlines for previous rounds here.

Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

The School is home of the Birkbeck Centre for Medical Humanitiesand welcomes applicants for the Research Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science.  There are two rounds, with deadlines in January and July.

Please note that this fellowship does not currently go through an internal College competition, but will go through a selection process within the School.  If you are interested in the July 2018 deadline, please contact a potential supervisor within the School as soon as possible, and by 6th May at the latest.

Other Postdoctoral Fellowships

If you are interested in applying other Postdoctoral fellowships, please contact a potential Mentor at least 8 weeks before the deadline.