British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Ruskin School of Art welcomes interest from suitably qualified applicants in this year’s British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme.

. The scheme is designed to “enable outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment, which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship”. Further details can be found on the British Academy’s website:

Information for prospective applicants, including the Conditions of Award, Guidance Notes, and the Procedure for Applicants Applying through Oxford, is available here: Prospective applicants should note that the British Academy gives the following guidance: ‘The remit of BA funding schemes does not include primarily practice-based outputs such as in musical composition and performance, visual practice, creative writing, and film-making. Such outputs will be considered to fall within the BA's remit only when they form part of an integrated project of critical or historical significance.’

Applicants are asked to follow the steps listed below:

1. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. You must have/expect to obtain your doctorate by 1 April 2018 and after 1 April 2015, and cannot have held a permanent academic post.

2. Identify and approach a member of the Ruskin’s academic staff to act as your potential mentor. A list of academic staff is available at: You will need to specify your qualifications and project plans to them, and if they decide to support your application, please ask them to write to the Director of Research to confirm that they’ve agreed to act in this capacity.

3. Prepare and submit an application using the expression of interest form available here by 14 August 2017. Please submit the completed form to

4. Your application will then be considered by a member of the Ruskin School of Art’s review panel for this scheme and further guidance will be sent to you.