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.
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships
UK Research and Innovation have released their first call for their new Future Leaders Fellowships Programme. This is a cross-UK Research and Innovation programme which will fund 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.
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 Simon Hopkins (email@example.com) by no later than 4pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018. The School selection panel will then decide which applications to put through to the next stage.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 are TBC. Applicants who are interested in applying through the School of English should submit an Expression of Interest form to Simon Hopkins ( email@example.com) in the first instance by Thursday, 6 September 2018.
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. The deadline for full applications from the School to the University and for the British Academy's final deadline are TBC.
More information about the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships can be found 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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday 27 November, 2018. Details of the scheme in 2018 are still to be confirmed.
Further information is available on the Newton Fellowship web pages.
Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellowship
Applicants should submit a formal Expression of Interest Form to Simon Hopkins (email@example.com) by Tuesday 27 November, 2018.
The 2019 round will open on 1 January 2019. Please note that the Leverhulme closing date for applications is 1 March 2019.
Info and dates for the 2019 round can be found here.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
Wellcome University Awards
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