British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme

If you work in the area of languages and cultures and have a great idea for a post-PhD project, get in touch with us!

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The School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield invites outstanding postdoctoral candidates to apply for the 2020 round of the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme (application deadline: 14 October 2020).

Our School has a thriving research community of academic staff and postgraduate students. We engage in research which spans a wide range of languages (Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish), geographical regions (Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East) and disciplinary and thematic specialisms (Intellectual History and Politics; Linguistics; Migration, Culture and Community; National and Transnational Literatures; Visual Cultures, Film and Performance). To find out more about our School, please visit our main research pages and consult our staff list

The School is housed within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, which comprises four departments and three schools: Archaeology, History, Philosophy, Music, the School of English, the School of East Asian Studies, and the School of Languages and Cultures. Our Faculty also is home to the Modern Languages Teaching Centre, which is home to the University's institution-wide language programme.

We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the scheme, and will offer support and feedback in preparing the final application. Initial enquiries can be directed to our Director of Research, Professor Neil Bermel ( who can put you in touch with staff closest to your research interests.
We would like to hear from candidates with their ideas before 1 September 2020.

If you are interested in applying, you must first check that you meet the British Academy's eligibility criteria. Details of the Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme and eligibility criteria can be found here. We expect to work closely with candidates to support their applications and help them achieve the best possible result.

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