School of Divinity

Postdoctoral Fellowships

When and how to apply for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

The School of Divinity welcomes Postdoctoral Fellows to its research community.

IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellowship and the Combe Trust Fellowship

We are delighted to announce the availability of two new fellowships:

  • the  IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellowship, for scholars within seven years of completing their doctorate, with a closing date of 30 April 2020
  • the Combe Trust Fellowship, for senior scholars, with a closing date of 28 February 2020

Both are offered in association with the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI) in the School of Divinity and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) and offer excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research projects.

IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellowship

Applications are invited for postdoctoral bursaries from researchers working in any of the research areas of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI). The applicant’s project must relate broadly to public theology, in relation to areas such as: peacebuilding and the arts; theology, politics, and migration; theology and environmental ethics; and theology, law and justice.

The Institute for the Advanced Study of the Humanities (IASH), provides an enviable location in one of the world’s most intellectually inspiring cities, together with a dynamic network of international connections.

The Institute welcomes visiting researchers from across the world. Since 1970, over 1,250 Fellows have stepped through our doors. Up to 30 researchers are in residence at any one time in our amazing – and eclectic – 19th-century building just on the edge of the University’s central campus, boasting views of the Meadows.

Further information/apply: IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellowship

Combe Trust Fellowship

The Combe Trust Fellowship is intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of visiting Fellows together with academics in the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI). Applications for visits of two to three months are welcomed from senior researchers in the following areas: public theology, religion and religious education, physiology and health, Scots law, peacebuilding, prison reform, psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience, moral philosophy, natural sciences or the arts (eg. theatre, film, dance, visual arts). Fellows will be expected to work in collaboration with one or more members of academic staff in the CTPI, and to take an active part in both IASH interdisciplinary and CTPI events.

Further information/apply: Combe Trust Fellowship

CTPI

IASH

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2020

Deadline now passed. Last year's information is retained here for general information, and will be updated when information about 2020 funding becomes available.

The School of Divinity invites outline proposals for the forthcoming round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme.

We are currently inviting applications for the 2020 Scheme from candidates already in receipt of a PhD. If you have been awarded your PhD before 27 February 2016 you are not eligible to apply, unless you have had a career break. Please read the information on the link below and ensure you meet the eligibility and scheme criteria before applying.

Outline proposals should be submitted, along with a short summary CV by 9am, Friday 6 December 2019.

Late submissions and those which do not meet the criteria outlined below will not be considered.

Your proposal should include an outline of your proposed research, including methodology and timetable; planned outputs; dissemination plans; why you consider the School of Divinity within the University of Edinburgh to be the best place for you to undertake your project; a note of your mentor within the School. The proposal should be no more than two pages of A4, using a font of no less than point 11 with 2cm margins. Your CV should include your publications to date along with your academic history, including the date your PhD was awarded.

You should make contact with your proposed mentor before you submit your outline – it would be beneficial if they were to comment on a draft of the proposal prior to submission. If you do not have a mentor in mind, please have a look at our staff profiles on our School website and on the Edinburgh Research Explorer. You’ll then be able to find staff working in your area of research and to make contact with them.

Our timetable for submission in 2020 is:

  • 6 December 2019, 9am – Deadline for submission of project proposal and short CV
  • 21 December 2019 – Applicants advised if selected for full submission
  • 21 December 2019 – 30 January – Applicant to develop full application with mentor
  • 31 January 2020 – Applicant to submit full application for internal peer review
  • 27 February 2020 – Funder deadline

Please submit your project proposal and short CV by 9am December 6 to Karen Duncan, Research Support Officer, at karen.duncan@ed.ac.uk

Up to two candidates will be selected to develop a full stage application for submission to the Leverhulme Trust in February.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

Deadline now passed. Last year's information is retained here for general information, and will be updated when information about 2020 funding becomes available.

We will be inviting applications for the 2019 Scheme (subject to confirmation from the British Academy) from candidates already in receipt of a PhD. It is expected that outline proposals will be requested, along with a short summary CV to s.sutcliffe@ed.ac.uk by 9am on 1 August 2019.

Late submissions will not be considered.

Your proposal should include an outline of your proposed research, including methodology and timetable; planned outputs; dissemination plans; a note on fit with research activities within the School and possible mentor(s). It is recommended that you contact potential mentors in advance of applying. The proposal should be no more than two pages of A4, using a font of no less than point 11 and 2cm margins. Your CV should include your publications to date along with your academic history, including the date your PhD was awarded. If you do not have a mentor in mind, please have a look at our staff research profiles on the Edinburgh Research Explorer and our staff webpages. You’ll then be able to find staff working in your area of research.

Our expected timetable for submission in 2019 is:

  • 1 August 2019, 9am – Deadline for submission of project proposal and short CV
  • 24 August 2019 – Applicants advised if selected for full submission
  • 25 August 2019 – 20 September – Applicant to develop full application with mentor
  • 24 September 2019 – Applicant to submit full application for internal peer review
  • 17 October 2019 – Expected funder deadline

Please read the scheme information on the link below and ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. As the British Academy do not allow unsuccessful applicants to reapply to this Scheme, you should consider whether this is the best time for you to apply.

If you have any queries about the Fellowship scheme or the School of Divinity process of selection, please contact Karen Duncan, Research Support Officer, at karen.duncan@ed.ac.uk

Up to three candidates may be selected to develop a full stage application for submission to the British Academy. If you have any queries about the Fellowship scheme or the School of Divinity process of selection, please contact Karen Duncan, Research Support Officer, at karen.duncan@ed.ac.uk

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships