Call for Expression of Interest: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London, United Kingdom (“the Institute”) is currently inviting expressions of interest to support applications for the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. For more information about the Institute please visit their website.

The Institute will review expressions of interest, confirming its willingness to host the candidate. Applicants must then apply directly to the British Academy. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to pursue research within a stimulating and supportive environment by playing an active role in the intellectual life of the Institute.

The Institute’s current research areas include:

  • The Construction of Knowledge about Muslim Cultures and Societies
  • Understanding the Processes of Social Change in Muslim Cultures and Societies
  • Governance for the Public Interest in Muslim Contexts
  • Digital Humanities – KITAB; is the Institute’s first digital humanities project

Candidates can wish to pursue a research topic relevant to any of these areas and are also invited to explore research pages and courses within the Institute’s MA Programme and consider contributions that they might make within these courses and/or suggest short courses that they might offer for external audiences.

Submitting an Expression of Interest

If you are interested in applying for the fellowship and being hosted at AKU-ISMC, please submit your CV and research proposal (maximum 2 pages) to outlining the following:

  • the research questions you want to investigate;
  • the methodology you want to apply;
  • expected outputs and timeframes.

Please read the eligibility criteria and further details on the British Academy’s website before applying.

Closing date for expressions of interest to the Institute is September 29, 2017 at 12 noon. The Institute will select candidates on the basis of the proposals received and will seek to inform selected candidates about its willingness to support their application by early October 2017. Applicants must then submit their applications to the British Academy by October 18, 2017.