British Academy (BA) Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme

The Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral and completing graduate scholars who wish to apply for the British Academy (BA) Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, to start their project in 2024.

The Fellowships are designed to enable outstanding, recent postdoctoral scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences to obtain experience of research and teaching in a university environment for a period of three years, to strengthen their research and teaching track record and to improve their prospects of obtaining permanent posts by the end of the fellowship.  More information about the scheme is available on the British Academy website. Please read the eligibility requirements carefully.

Candidates who intend to apply for a BA PDF in Music with Oxford as the host institution are asked to submit an application form to no later than noon on 7 August 2023. You should also ask your proposed Oxford University Music Faculty mentor to send a brief note of support to the same address by the same date. The final BA deadline for applications is 5pm, 4 October 2023.

Please note that all applicants should have secured the agreement of a potential mentor within the Faculty, but mentors are not expected to provide any input into applications ahead of this stage.

You are also welcome to include, if appropriate, a separate statement of any circumstances that you feel may have impacted on your research track record (such as illness, parental leave, etc). 

There is no guarantee that applications which arrive after the above date will be supported or processed.  Candidates selected by the Faculty will be contacted by the Division’s Research Facilitation team with further information on the process and timetable for submitting your application via the British Academy application system.