The ASSC welcomes contact from early career academics interested in applying for a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship to be held at Birkbeck.

These prestigious awards are intended to provide the holders with an opportunity to undertake a significant project of original research and to progress their academic career. The fellowships are for three years and are based upon a matched funding agreement between the Trust and the host institution.

We are interested in hearing from potential candidates working in the areas of architectural history, architectural humanities, architecture and philosophy, history of landscape, history of interiors, spatial dimensions of archaeology, etc. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for the fellowships (PhD thesis submitted between 2 March 2013 and 2 March 2017; PhD from a UK institution, or current post held at UK institution; have not held a permanent post).

Please look in the first instance at our list of members to identify an appropriate mentor, and make contact directly with him/her, ideally no later than 2nd December 2016. Candidates should work with their mentor to prepare the short pro-forma application and this should be returned to by 13th January 2017.

There will be an internal college selection procedure to choose candidates to put forward for the fellowships. Applications will be considered at the meeting of the Birkbeck Research Strategy Group on 2nd February 2017 and potential candidates will be informed of the outcome on 3rd February 2016. The final Leverhulme deadline is 2nd March 2017.

Full details of this process can be accessed at  (please note the application  proforma can be accessed via the link in the 5th bullet point under how to apply).

The Architecture Space and Society Centre provides a focus for the research activities taking place within Birkbeck and beyond in the area of architectural, design, and landscape history, contemporary architectural humanities and archaeology. The ASSC regularly hosts international speakers, thematic symposia, site visits, visiting scholars, and reading groups.