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Postdoctoral opportunities

The School of English welcomes enquiries from doctoral graduates looking to pursue a postdoctoral project with the school.

Postdoctoral applicants have normally recently completed their PhD, and are well on their way to building an outstanding profile of research publications. Successful applicants join the school with projects that compliment the school's existing research expertise and research centres. A list of schemes we are involved in can be found below. 

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships Programme is a cross-UK Research and Innovation programme which is funding approximately 650 fellowships between 2018-19 and 2020-21, with support being offered for up to a maximum of 7 years on a 4+3 funding model. The aim of the programme is to grow the supply of talented individuals needed to ensure that UK research and innovation continues to be world class and will specifically support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils' institutes and laboratories.

These Fellowships support applicants from diverse career paths, including those returning from a career break or following time in other roles. UKRI also encourage applications from those wishing to work part-time in order to combine the fellowship with personal responsibilities. Review panels will take into account time spent outside an active research or innovation environment, whether through career breaks, flexible working or as a consequence of working in other roles.

The expected closing dates for the final Round of applications (Round 6) are:

Outline early Jan 2021; full application end Jan 2021 (DATES TBC)

More information on the Future Leaders Fellowships programme and detailed call guidance can be found on the UKRI website

How to Apply: School of English Internal Process

Please submit an Expression of Interest form to Sarah Nolan. Deadline for School EOIs is TBC. The School selection panel will then decide which applications to put through to the next stage.

 

ESRC New Investigator Grants

Are you looking to make the transition to becoming an independent researcher through managing your first major research project?

If so, you may be able to apply for an ESRC New Investigator Grant. Grants can be awarded for up to five years, ranging from £100,000 to £300,000 full economic cost.

This scheme is open to high-quality candidates with a maximum of four years' postdoctoral experience. Social sciences must represent at least 50% of the research focus and effort. If you are interested in applying, we would encourage you to read the ESRC's full guidance.

Applicants who are interested in applying through the School of English should submit an Expression of Interest form to Sarah Nolan by 25 September 2020 - TBC.

We strongly encourage applicants to make contact with an academic member of staff in the School when preparing their EOI. 

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 opened on 29 July 2020. Applicants who are interested in applying through the School of English should submit an Expression of Interest form to Sarah Nolan in the first instance by Friday 4 September 2020.

The internal deadline for full applications from the School to the University will be 16 September 09:00 BST - and the British Academy's final deadline is 14 October 2020 17:00 BST.

Applicants are encouraged to make contact with an academic member of staff in the area closest to their project before submitting an Expression of Interest form. 

More information about the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships can be found on their website. 

 

Newton International Research Fellowships

The next call for applications is expected to open in January 2021 - DATES TBC.

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 Sarah Nolan by DATE TBC.

Further information is available on the Newton Fellowship web pages.

 

Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellowship

Applicants should submit a formal Expression of Interest Form to Sarah Nolan by Friday 16 October 2020.

The 2021 round will open on 1 January 2021. Please note that the Leverhulme closing date for applications is 25 February 2021.

Information and dates for the 2021 round can be found on the Leverhulme website.

 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Applicants should submit a formal Expression of Interest Form to Sarah Nolan in the first instance, by DATE TBC.

The Marie Curie Fellowship scheme closing date for applications is September, 2020.

More information about Marie Curie Fellowships at The University of Nottingham can be found on the Marie Curie Fellowships web pages.

 

Wellcome Research Fellowships

Information about this scheme can be found on the Wellcome website

The next competition is expected to open in January 2021 - dates TBC.

Applicants who are interested in applying through the School of English should submit an Expression of Interest form to Sarah Nolan in the first instance, by DATE TBC.

 

Wellcome University Awards

Information about this scheme can be found on the Wellcome website

The next competition is expected to open in January 2021 - dates TBC.

Applicants who are interested in applying through the School of English should submit an Expression of Interest form to Sarah Nolan in the first instance, by DATE TBC.

 
 

 

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