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Durham University

The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies


Postdoctoral / Early Career Fellowships

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a prestigious Postdoctoral or Early Career Fellowship through Durham University. In particular, we welcome enquiries from eligible candidates working on topics related to interdisciplinary nineteenth-century studies. We encourage you to consult the research profiles of our CNCS academic staff for information.

British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers interested in making an application for a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars which aim to offer opportunities for 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.

Eligible candidates who are interested in coming to Durham on a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship are encouraged to read the relevant information at

CNCS is one of the UK's leading research centres for nineteenth-century studies, and has extensive experience mentoring postdoctoral fellows. We are interested in supporting outstanding candidates with excellent research proposals related to any area represented by our members. For more information on current members visit

Please contact Bennett Zon at with an expression of interest.

British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships

The Mid-Career Fellowships are designed both to support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and to promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences. This call has yet to open, however it is anticipated to open in August 2018 and close September 2018. Applications can be drafted using 2017 guidelines. Acknowledging the time of year and the tight turn around we suggest the following timescales for those who are interested in this scheme. Please contact Bennett Zon at with an expression of interest.

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships are targeted to support the career development and training of researchers in all disciplines through international mobility. Applicants can be attracted to come to Durham on a generous European Fellowship for 12 – 24 months or colleagues from Durham may wish to go to a country outside the EU for 24 months with a compulsory return phase of 12 months. Applications must be submitted in full, final draft to the University by 14 August 2018, so early communication is essential. Please contact Bennett Zon at no later than Friday 13th July 2018 with an expression of interest.

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