Funding and awards
The College of Social Science is a research intensive College. Staff and postgraduate students conduct internationally recognised research across all disciplines. We encourage a vibrant, collaborative and interdisciplinary research culture based around strategic areas of expertise. We have an excellent record of winning external funding, and our centres, institutes and groups provide structure and support, promoting collaboration and impact.
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships
Exeter’s College of Social Science and International Studies welcomes expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers considering making an application for the 2020/21 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme.
About the fellowships
The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.
The fellowship attracts a salary at Grade F (£35,211)
- Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship.
- Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate.
- Applicants must be a UK or EEA national, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university. Any applicant who does not fall into one of these categories must demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community, for example through already having been employed in a temporary capacity (longer than twelve months) at a UK university.
*The eligibility criteria listed above are based on the 2018/19 guidance. Please check the British Academy’s guidance for 2020/21 for full details once it has been released.
How to apply
Applicants must discuss their plans to apply with the department they wish to join. For further information please contact:
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
Exeter’s College of Social Science and International Studies is inviting expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers considering making an application for the 2019/20 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships scheme. The call opens in January 2020. The closing date for applications is 27 February 2020 at 4pm and further information and guidance can be found on the Leverhulme Trust's website.
About the Fellowships
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. Approximately 100 Fellowships will be available in 2020. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.
- Applicants must not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university.
- Applicants must hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience by the time they take up the fellowship.
- Applications are invited from those with a doctorate who submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination not more than four years prior to the application closing date. Hence those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis before 27 February 2016 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break.
Expressions of interest
Expressions of interest, including a 100-word abstract, a concise outline of the proposed research programme/plan of action (maximum 800 words), a summary of the intended outputs and a CV should be sent no later than 5 January 2020. Applicants to be supported by Exeter will be confirmed no later than 18 January 2020.
For further information on pursuing a Leverhulme ECF application please contact:
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