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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme

The Music Department at the University of Manchester invites applications from prospective applicants to the British Academy's Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2017–18.

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The British Academy is expected to open the competition shortly. Candidates must be within three years of the award of their doctorate, and must be a UK or EEA National, or have completed their doctorate at a UK university.

Full details of the scheme are given on the British Academy website

Music at the University of Manchester is one of the leading research departments in the UK. With a culture based on our long-standing track record of world-leading research, and a strong community of academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students, research drives everything that we do. Our staff maintain outstanding international profiles in a diverse range of specialist areas encompassing musicology and music analysis, ethnomusicology, composition and performance studies; our position within the musically and intellectually vibrant city of Manchester also encourages exciting interdisciplinary partnerships with partners working on topics ranging from early modern material cultures to contemporary urban soundscapes, and from the politics of musical suppression in the Cold War to the promotion of well-being through the modern community choir.  


Applicants who would like to be hosted by the Music Department at the University of Manchester must submit an outline proposal to the department's Director of Research, Prof. Rebecca Herissone (, by Friday, 1 September 2017, using the Outline Proposal form. If you would like to be considered, you are strongly advised to contact your proposed departmental mentor before submitting your proposal, and are also invited to make informal contact with Professor Herissone to discuss your project. 

Outline proposals will be subject to an internal competition within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the university; applicants who are successful at this stage will receive specialist support from the university to complete the full application process to the British Academy before the competition deadline, which is likely to be in early October 2017.