Funding Opportunity: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Call opened: 22/08/2019
  • Deadline: 27/09/2019

Eligibility Summary

Applicants must normally have received their doctorate between 1st April 2017 and 1st April 2020, and be UK/EEA nationals or have strong associations with a UK Higher Education Institution.  More information about the scheme, including full eligibility criteria, is available here.

Funding Opportunity: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships Hosted by the British Institute at Ankara

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) invites early career researchers focusing on Turkey and the Black Sea region to apply for a fully-funded British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship hosted or co-hosted by the BIAA. The 36-month fellowship should commence between 1st September 2020 and 1st January 2021, and must lead to a significant piece of publishable research.

While this opportunity is open to all those working within the humanities and social sciences, the BIAA particularly welcomes interdisciplinary approaches addressing the Global Research Challenge agendaApplicants should also consider the BIAA’s thematically-focused Strategic Research Initiatives, which reflect current academic themes relevant both in the UK and in the region. The BIAA is also interested in working in partnership to co-host fellowships with Higher Education Institutes or other British International Research Institutes (BIRI).


Prospective candidates are invited to send an up-to-date CV and summary of their proposed project (1,000 words max.) to by Friday 27th September.  The BIAA will work with approved candidates to submit an outline proposal to the British Academy by their deadline of 16th October.

About the BIAA

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) is one of the British International Research Institutes (BIRI) supported by the British Academy.  It promotes research and academic collaborations in Turkey and the Black Sea region in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including archaeology, ancient and modern history, social and political sciences, and heritage management, as well as in climate and environmental science.  It provides grants and fellowships to British Higher Education Institute-affiliated scholars, funds and facilitates British-led research,  supports scholars from Turkey and the Black Sea region to travel to the UK for a period of study, and hosts regular academic events.

The BIAA premises in Ankara host a library, a laboratory and reference collections which provide a first-class base for postdoctoral research projects which focus on Turkey and the Black Sea region. Researchers will be provided with office space and can take advantage of in-house accommodation.  Previous postdoctoral fellows working at the Institute have an outstanding record of finding good academic positions worldwide.

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