Postdoctoral Bursaries 2013-14
Applications are invited for postdoctoral bursaries from candidates in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences, whose work falls within the scope of one of the Institute for Advanced Studies' Research Strands and/or across disciplinary boundaries in the Humanities.
The bursaries are tenable for Fellowships of three to nine months, in the period 1 September 2013 - 31 August 2014. Awards will be up to a maximum of £10,000. The bursary may be used to top up an existing postdoctoral Fellowship (eg British Academy), or as a contribution towards living expenses. Applicants are asked to indicate other sources of support for which they have applied and the expected date of outcome. No teaching is required, but successful applicants may be able to supplement the bursary by contributing, by arrangement with the appropriate Head of subject area, to undergraduate teaching programmes. Office accommodation and research facilities are provided by the Institute in a postdoctoral suite which can accommodate up to six Postdoctoral Fellows at any one time. All Fellows of the Institute are expected to take part in the Institute's research programme and to offer a paper in one of the research seminars during their Fellowship. There are opportunities to participate in and to design seminars, workshops, colloquia etc at the Institute, and to collaborate with colleagues working in similar areas of research. The Institute's arrangements particularly encourage interdisciplinary collaboration.
We warmly welcome applications from both within and beyond the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate, normally within the last three years, and should not have held a permanent position at a university, or a previous Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Those who have held temporary and / or short term appointments are eligible to apply.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 3 June 2013. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Decisions will be communicated in July. Please ensure that you supply a valid email address so that you can be contacted quickly after decisions are made.
References: A minimum of two and a maximum of three confidential references are required. Applicants should ask their referees to email their reference to the Director at email@example.com by 3 June 2013. Referees should comment on the nature and quality of the research proposal, as well as on the qualifications of the applicant. One referee should certify the successful completion and viva (defence) of the candidate's PhD thesis.
will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants
and their capacity to disseminate their views among a community of like-minded
people. Candidates should give evidence of any contact they have made
with researchers at the University of Edinburgh, and are encouraged to
make such contact before submitting their applications.
3. Only fully completed formal applications will be considered. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that all documentation is complete, and that referees submit their reports to Edinburgh by the closing date. Candidates may like to submit a copy of any one article or publication that is thought to be specially relevant to the research proposal and Fellowship submission. It must be emphasised, however, that no such submitted publication will be returned to the candidate.
4. The Institute
was established in 1970 by the Faculty of Arts to promote enquiry of the
highest standards in the Humanities, broadly conceived. Inter-departmental
and inter-disciplinary study is encouraged. All applications should state
clearly the relationship of the proposed scheme of work to one or more
of the current Research Strands of the Institute
and/or specify the interdisciplinary nature of the project proposed.
In order to take full advantage of the seminars and lectures which take place during the semesters and to meet with staff in the College of Humanities and Social Science, applicants are encouraged to apply for periods that will include at least part of one of the semesters.