BA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022/23 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 (August 2022)

Please check your eligibility against the scheme criteria here.

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 Monday 22nd  August 2022.

•         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 in early September 2022.

Stage 2 – British Academy Outline Application (September – October 2022)

The funder submission deadline will be Wednesday 12th October. Prior to this deadline, there will be a draft application review and feedback process supported by the SAME Research Support Team. Candidates who have secured departmental support to apply to the scheme will be sent details of this process, and will also be offered support from the Social Sciences Division.

Stage 3 – British Academy Full Application (January – February 2023)

Candidates who are shortlisted after the outline application stage will be notified in January 2023, and invited to submit a full application to the British Academy for a deadline which is expected to fall towards the end of February 2023. These candidates will continue to receive support from the SAME Research Support team in the preparation of their applications.

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