The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at the University of Glasgow is inviting expressions of interest from candidates who are considering applying for a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship focusing on research projects on fantasy/the fantastic.
Given the highly competitive nature of this scheme, the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow has put in place an internal process to select, and then closely support, potential candidates to be put forward with the University of Glasgow. The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic is keen to support excellent research projects on fantasy that might attract funding from the BA scheme. Therefore we are seeking to identify, at an early stage, candidates whom we would be keen to mentor. We will offer them tailored support in preparing an application for the College selection process.
The British Academy application process is in two stages: The deadline for Outline applications is anticipated to be in mid-October 2021 (date tbc by the British Academy). The deadline for the second stage (by invitation only) is usually mid-February. The College of Arts internal deadline for UofG candidates is going to be towards the end of August 2021 (date tbc by College of Arts).
If you are interested in applying with a research project that focuses on fantasy/the fantastic, please send a CV and a draft of the research proposal part of the BA application by Thursday 15th July 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- More information about the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships, including eligibility, can be found here: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/
- Details on requirements for the research proposal part of the application can be found here: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships/guidance-notes-2020/ (please scroll down and click on “Completing the application form” and then see under “Page 4: Research proposal”; please make sure you keep to the word-count/character limit for each section)