British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Faculty of Philosophy invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for entry in 2025.

The fellowships are designed to enable outstanding recent postdoctoral scholars in the humanities or social sciences to obtain experience of research and teaching in a university environment for a period of three years, to strengthen their research and teaching track record, and to improve their prospects of securing a permanent academic post. More information about the scheme is available on the British Academy website. There are strict eligibility requirements and potential candidates are advised to check these carefully.

Candidates who would like to apply for a BA PDF in Philosophy with Oxford as the host institution are asked to submit an Expression of Interest application form to adminofficer@philosophy.ox.ac.uk no later than midday on 7th August 2024. The form is available below.

All applicants should have secured the agreement of a potential mentor within the Faculty, but mentors are not expected to provide any input into applications ahead of this stage. You should ask your proposed mentor to send a brief note of support to the same address by the same date.

You are also welcome to include, if appropriate, a statement of any circumstances that you feel may have impacted your research track record (such as illness, parental leave, etc.).  

There is no guarantee that applications arriving after the above date will be processed. Candidates selected by the Faculty will be contacted by the Division’s Research Facilitation team with further information on the process and timetable for submitting applications via the British Academy system. An online webinar for the selected candidates will be held in early September.

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