BA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021/22 Call


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.

There will be a three-stage application process for those wishing to apply through the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford.


Stage 1 – Application for departmental support (July – August 2021)

Please check your eligibility against the scheme criteria here. Please also note the additional text on the BA website regarding the eligibility period; this is specific to the 2021/2022 call.

To be considered for departmental support of your application please ensure that the relevant unit of the School is aware by contacting the Head of Unit via your proposed mentor, then send the following to by noon on Wednesday 11 August 2021.

•         An outline of research (max 3 pages incl. references, 12 point, 1.5 spaced).
•         A CV (max 2 pages).
•         A statement of support from mentor(s). The BA require a mentor within the institution, the department requires a member of School staff to mentor each post-doc to ensure our post-docs are fully integrated in departmental life. Two mentors are acceptable.

Candidates will be informed of the outcome of this stage before September 2021.

Any queries should be directed to the SAME Research Support Team via