Applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship

The School of History has a diverse community of postdoctoral fellows who contribute to our dynamic research environment.  We welcome enquiries and applications from potential postdoctoral fellows. More information on our current postdoctoral fellows can be found on our postdoctoral page.

Applicants for the Marie Sklodwoska-Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) Scheme 2017

We welcome all enquiries from potential applicants for the Maire Sklodwska-Curie Fellowship Scheme.  Currently, the School of History has four MSCA-IF award holders and has hosted seven Fellows since 2012.  To view some of the current MSCA-IF holders please see our Research Staff pages.

Early career researchers who are eligible according to  Criteria (see below), should send a CV, together with a draft research proposal completed according to format of the form accessible via the Participant Portal, to Professor Colin Jones, Director of Research Grants, by 17:00 on 3 August 2017. We are happy to offer feedback and assistance with applications received well in advance of the deadline.

Full scheme details including eligibility criteria can be found on the European Commission Research and Innovation Participant Portal.

Applications must pass through an internal QMUL selection process.  The final deadline for submission of approved applications to the European Commission is 14 September 2017.

Application policy from September 2017

The School of History operates an internal peer review process in order to support, mentor and manage demand for highly competitive postdoctoral research grants.  Applicants wishing to consider applying for awards such as Leverhulme Early Career FellowshipsBritish Academy Postdoctoral FellowshipsNewton International Fellowships and Marie Curie IEF Fellowships are encouraged to contact the Director of Research Grants, Dr Jo Cohen and a member of staff in the appropriate area of expertise at least six weeks in advance of the relevant scheme’s deadline.  

Applications must fit both the funding scheme criteria and the School’s research profile. Many schemes are oversubscribed with low success rates. We are only able to support the strongest applications. 

More information on our staff