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British Academy awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to 54 talented early career academics

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Examining humanitarianism as a social movement, assessing the political representation of ethnic minorities in the UK, and exploring bodies, selves and the supernatural in early modern Britain; the British Academy has awarded Postdoctoral Fellowships to 54 outstanding early career scholars across the UK.

The Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme is the Academy’s flagship programme for early career academics, based at universities around the UK.

These three-year Fellowships enable outstanding early career scholars to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment. The primary emphasis is on completing a significant piece of publishable research, giving award holders a base on which to build a successful academic career.

Chief Executive of the British Academy, Alun Evans, said:

“We are delighted to welcome this new cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows, all of whom are at the cutting edge of research in the humanities and social sciences.

“Supporting early career academics has always been a priority for the British Academy and, indeed, the Academy was delighted recently to announce an expansion of this support – in the form of a new £10 million initiative with the Wolfson Foundation. The initiative will involve providing new funding opportunities for early career academics, developing an international community of scholars and creating an intellectual hub at the Academy’s home on Carlton House Terrace.

“I would like to wish all of our new Postdoctoral Fellows the best of luck with their research. We look forward to seeing the results.”

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