The School of English welcomes enquiries from doctoral graduates looking to pursue a postdoctoral project with the School.
Postdoctoral applicants would normally have recently completed their PhD, and are well on their way to building a solid profile of publications.
Successful applicants come to the School with projects that have a coherent fit with the School's existing research interests and Research Centres/Institute.
A list of schemes we are involved in can be found below. For further information about post-doctoral fellowships in the School of English please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESRC New Investigator Grants
Applicants who are interested in applying through the School of English should submit an Expression of Interest form to Simon Hopkins (email@example.com).
We strongly encourage applicants to make contact with an academic member of staff in the School when preparing their EOI.
Please note that this scheme has a rolling deadline. EOIs may be submitted at any time of the year, but candidates applying over the summer and vacation periods should expect a delay in their applications being considered.
Applicants supported by the School and put through to the next stage of the selection process will be asked to produce a more detailed EoI (max 3 pages). This will comprise an outline of the proposed research to include aims & objectives, research questions, methods and analyses; an outline of the proposed skills development programme; and the name of the proposed mentor along with his/her relevant research experience. Please note that the mentor should not, wherever possible, be the applicant's PhD supervisor.
More information can be found on the ESRC website.
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
The call for applications opens by the British Academy on 23 August 2017. Applicants who are interested in applying through the School of English should submit an Expression of Interest form to Simon Hopkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance by Friday, 8 September 2017.
Applicants are encouraged to make contact with an academic member of staff in the School about their application before 8 September 2017. The deadline for full applications from the School to the University is 18 September 2017, in time for the British Academy's final deadline of 18 October 2017.
Further details regarding the British Academy Postdoctoral Scheme on their website.
Nottingham Research Fellowship
Applicants should follow the application process for the Faculty of Arts. This is outlined in full on NRF homepage.
You should pay particular attention to 'How to Apply'.
The Faculty contact is the Faculty Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Professor Maiken Umbach. (Maiken.Umbach@nottingham.ac.uk) All applicants should contact her in the first instance before preparing an Expression of Interest (available on the NRF homepage.)
Please note that for the Faculty of Arts, applications are particularly encouraged for the following research themes:
- The Public Value of Culture
- Digital Humanities
- Arts/Science Connections (which could include, but is by no means limited to, Medical/Health Humanities)
The deadline for submitting an Expression of Interest to Professor Maiken Umbach is 3 November 2017.
Newton International Research Fellowships
Scholars interested in applying for a Newton Fellowship with the School should initially identify an appropriate mentor from the School who is willing to take the application forward.
Applicants should, with the guidance of their proposed mentor, submit an Expression of Interest Form to Simon Hopkins (email@example.com) by 5 December 2016. Details of the scheme in 2017 are still to be confirmed.
Further information is available on the Newton Fellowship web pages.
Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellowship
Marie Curie Fellowships
Wellcome University Awards
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