Funding/Jul 21, 2022

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023, University of Reading

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The Department of Classics at the University of Reading invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral scholars and those in the final stages of a PhD, who wish to apply for a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (commencing in 2023). This scheme enables outstanding postdoctoral researchers to conduct independent research projects of three years’ duration, under the mentorship of an established scholar in the host institution. To be eligible, applicants should:

  • be a UK or an EEA national or received a doctorate from a UK university, regardless of nationality;
  • have had their viva voce between 1st April 2020 and 1st April 2023;
  • not have held a permanent academic position.

The Department of Classics prides itself on providing a supportive, dynamic research environment for Early Career scholars, with access to excellent research resources, full participation in our diverse and inclusive academic community, and opportunities for professional development. As part of the University of Reading’s plan to strengthen the recruitment and retention of early career researchers, start-up funding of £6,000 (in addition to the fellow’s salary) will be awarded to successful applicants to this scheme. 

The University of Reading has an internal deadline of October 5th 2022 for the submission of completed applications and supporting references. In order to ensure that applications are properly supported within the Department, and by the University’s Research Services team, we require expressions of interest by Monday, August 8th 2022. These should consist of a CV and a short (max. 500-word) outline of the proposed project, which should also identify the chosen mentor in Reading Classics. They should be sent to the Research Division Leader, Professor Emma Aston, at e.m.m.aston[at] Prospective mentors should be contacted before sending in the expression of interest.