Early-career Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities are keen to support outstanding candidates in a number of externally funded research fellowship schemes. We welcome expressions of interest from high quality early-career candidates whose research interests align with those of academics in the Faculty, and who have checked their eligibility for the below schemes.
Research within the Faculty is vibrant, diverse and world-leading. We recognise the importance of supporting early-career researchers, so provide a range of help and advice with the development of proposals. There are also many opportunities for researcher development available to those who are successful in joining us.
As sustained support from the host institution is essential for each funding scheme, our advice in the first instance is to contact a potential mentor from one of the Faculty’s Departments with (i) an abstract of your proposed project and (ii) a short CV. If you cannot yet identify a potential mentor, advice can be sought from the Departmental Directors of Research and Innovation (DDRIs), who can advise you as to how to proceed and best make use of the support available.
|Visiting Postdoctoral Application Bursary Scheme||
The 2017-18 scheme is now closed. The next round is due to open in Spring 2018.
The Faculty invites applications to its bursary scheme designed to support a visit from early career external applicants who would like to apply through Sheffield for Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships, European Research Council (ERC) Starting and Consolidator grants, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships or Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships.
|British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme||
This scheme allows potential Fellows time to devote to the completion of a significant piece of research, within the 3 year timeframe of the scheme. It is solely for applicants from the arts and humanities who are within 3 years of their PhD.
|Leverhulme Trust Early-Career Fellowship scheme||
This scheme allows potential Fellows time to undertake a significant piece of publishable work, with the expectation that the Fellowship would lead to a more permanent academic position. Applicants, who can come from any discipline, are expected to have an established record of research, but must have had their doctoral viva not more than five years from the application closing date. Applicants must also either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship or at the time of application must hold an academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term lectureship, fellowship).
|Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship scheme||
This scheme offers a unique opportunity for non-UK based scholars to come to Sheffield to complete a significant research project. Applicants can come from any country in the world for up to 2 years under the supervision of an established academic as part of the European Fellowship strand. The only criterion is that they must not have spent more than 12 months in the UK in the last 3 years.
|European Research Council Starting Investigator Grant||
ERC Starting grants are aimed at allowing potential grantees long-term, significant research funding in order to complete an extensive, ambitious research project. It supports up-and-coming research leaders from all disciplines who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. The scheme is for researchers of any nationality with 2-7 years of experience since completion of PhD (or equivalent degree) and a research track record showing great promise.
|Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science||
This scheme supports postdoctoral researchers in health-related humanities and social sciences who do not hold established academic posts. You can apply for a Research Fellowship if you’re a postdoctoral researcher who wants to carry out an extended period of research on your own project.
|View all current DDRIs||
Archaeology: Professor Caroline Jackson (25 September 2017 – 3 February 2018) / Professor Paul Halstead (5 February 2018 – 9 June 2018)