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Funding Opportunities


Fellowship opportunities

The School is very pleased to support applications to postdoctoral and senior visiting fellowship competitions from candidates working on topics relating to any of its wide range of research interests. Relevant schemes include the following:

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

British Academy Newton International Fellowships

Durham Institute of Advanced Study Fellowships (junior & senior)

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Leverhulme Visiting Professorships

Open calls, with details of the application process, will be posted here. Potential applications are welcome to make informal contact with a potential host/mentor in their field, or to contact the Deputy Director of Research (Grants), Dr Zoë Roth, with any enquiries.

**Open Now** British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Durham University

Due to the volume of applications received, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities holds an internal competition to select applications for support through to the full competition.

In advance of the British Academy’s call for applications opening on 5 July 2023 please find below the details of the internal process for the School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Candidates are required to check their eligibility for the scheme before applying.  


The School of Modern Languages & Cultures invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship through Durham University.

We welcome enquiries from eligible candidates particularly those related to the research themes in the department ( or to relevant University Research Centres and Institutes ( Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

For the internal competition candidates are asked to secure a mentor in the Department to support their application. They should submit an expression of interest (i.e., an up-to-date CV and 1 A4 page summary of the research proposal) to the mentor by 12 noon, Friday 28 July 2023.

Working with their mentor candidates will be required to complete and return Durham University’s internal application form, available via the Arts and Humanities Research Team ( by 12 noon, Friday 11 August 2023.

Further information on the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship can be found at: Postdoctoral Fellowships | The British Academy

Candidates are also strongly advised to review the British Academy’s policy on grant making:  BA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 guidance notes | The British Academy

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact the Director of Research (Grants), Dr Zoe Roth or the Faculty Research team