School of GeoSciences Research

British Academy and Urban Studies Foundation Fellowships 2021

We are currently supporting two schemes for early-career researchers in the humanities and/or social sciences.

​We are pleased to highlight that our School is currently supporting applications to two schemes that will be of interest to early-career researchers in the humanities and/or social sciences. 

If you know anyone intending to make an application to either scheme, please ask them to make themselves known to our Research Support Office for support. 



British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship is a three-year award.  It is made to an annual cohort of outstanding early career researchers in the humanities or social sciences.

There is no age criterion for these awards. Instead, eligible applicants are expected to be at an early stage of their careers. This is defined as being within three years from the date of a successful Viva Voce examination. 

For full details, including eligibility and application guide, please visit the British Academy website:

British Academy - Postdoctoral Fellowships  

Closing date for applications: 14 Oct 2021 - 17:00 BST 

Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 

The scheme is designed to enable fellows to undertake up to three years of dedicated urban studies research, following a programme of research designed and executed by the fellow.

The fellow’s research programme is expected to involve original empirical inquiry, methodological rigour and conceptual innovation, all set within a detailed knowledge of relevant existing research and scholarship. The expectation is that a fellow will publish outputs from this research in the international urban studies literature.  In addition, they are to undertake serious possibilities for developing the impact of their research beyond the academy.

Each fellowship is worth up to a total of GBP £180,000 over a maximum of three years.

Applicants must have obtained a PhD within the preceding five years. In addition, they must be demonstrably involved in urban studies research, with a credible future urban studies research and scholarship programme. 

For full details, including eligibility and application guide, please visit the Urban Studies Foundation website:

Urban Studies Foundation - Fellowships

Closing date for applications: 1 Nov 2021 - 23:59 GMT (UK time)