British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (formerly Oriental Studies) at the University of Oxford invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing graduate scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, for entry in 2023.

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 obtaining permanent posts by the end of the fellowship. More information about the scheme is available on the British Academy website (updated with the 2022 call details from mid-July). There are strict eligibility requirements and potential candidates are advised to check these carefully.

Candidates who intend to apply for a BA PDF in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with Oxford as the host institution are asked to submit an application form to Thomas Hall, Head of Administration & Finance no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 3 August 2022. You should also ask your proposed mentor to send a brief note of support to the same address by the same date.  

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

There is no guarantee that applications which arrive after the above date will be supported or 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 your application via the British Academy application system.