Monday 17 August 2020


The Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study is inviting proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the 2020 round of the prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme.

These grants enable early-career researchers to gain further experience of conducting research and teaching in a university environment with the aim of developing their CV and improving their prospects for obtaining permanent lecturing posts. Fellowships are for three years and cover salary, small-scale research expenses up to £6,000, and mentoring support from a SAS academic. Further details can be found here.

The final application deadline for the 2020 scheme is 14 October 2020 (this is the British Academy's deadline for applicants, including referee statement and organisational approval). Anyone who wishes to apply for one of these fellowships through the School of Advanced Study should follow the process outlined below.

Process: Expressions of interest must be submitted before Sunday 6 September 2020 to the institute at, copying The expression of interest should include:


A 100-word abstract

An outline (two pages maximum) of the research proposal, including intended publication outputs

Identification of potential mentor (if not the director of the chosen institute)

Further information about the Institute of Philosophy can be found here.

Applicants who are to be supported in the fellowship competition by the School of Advanced Study will be notified by 12 September 2020.