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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. 

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

This scheme is currently closed for applications and will open August 2023


Newton International Research Fellowships

Currently closed for applications - new dates to be confirmed when known.

Applicant must be working outside the UK at the time of applying. Applicants who completed their PhD at a UK organisation must have been working and based outside the UK for at least one year at the deadline for the application.


ESRC Post-doctoral Fellowships 2023

The deadline for this scheme is Thursday 23 March, but applicants are required to have obtained support from the School by Friday 20 January 2023.

If you are planning to apply, please contact before 3 January 2023, in the first instance.


Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships


This scheme opens for applications on 1 January 2023, with a deadline of 23 February 2023, 4pm.

Candidates wishing to submit an application to be hosted by Nottingham, should send an Expression of Interest form to as soon as possible.




Leverhulme Research Fellowships


Closed for applications, expected to open in August 2023 



Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships


Wellcome Trust Early Career Award

Information about this scheme can be found on the Wellcome website

Open to applications, with deadline: 21 February 2023, 17:00 GMT



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