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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Dickson Poon School of Law welcomes applications from early career researchers seeking support for their application to the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. Applicants should have completed their viva between November 2018 and April 2022, and they must be a UK or EEA national, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university, or have a strong prior association with the UK academic community. The scheme is not open to applicants who hold or have held a permanent university post. Full guidelines and eligibility criteria are available on the British Academy website.

What we are looking for:

In support of identifying a member of senior faculty, who will act as mentor over the course of the fellowship, we are interested in receiving expressions of interest on the following subject areas. However, we encourage applications from outside these areas.

  • Environmental Law
  • Transnational Law
  • Equality
  • Digital Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • European Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Medical Ethics and Health Law

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, and would like assistance in identifying a mentor, please contact, with a brief outline of your proposal, a copy of your CV, and who you propose would act as the mentor for your application. If you have already approached a mentor, please copy them to your email.

Please see the Arts & Sciences Research Office webpages for Instructions on how to apply (with details on what to include in your Expression of Interest) and the Guidance for Applicants, as well as a video Information Session. A short expression of interest should be shared with by 5pm on 1st September.

All outline proposals will be considered by Faculty Leadership and those that receive institutional support will have approximately one month to finalise their online application, using the BA portal Flexi-Grant® by 14th October 2021. Please note that this deadline includes receipt of your external reference (usually your external examiner) and Institutional approval.

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