LINGUIST List 27.2262

Wed May 18 2016

Support: General Linguistics, Open Student / United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 18-May-2016
From: Neil Bermel <>
Subject: General Linguistics, Open Student, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Department: Centre for Linguistic Research
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Level: Open

Institution/Organization: University of Sheffield

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


University of Sheffield Visiting Postdoctoral Application Bursaries for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield has opened a bursary scheme, with a deadline of 3rd June, for external applicants who would like to apply through Sheffield for a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (BA PDF).

Successful applicants will be expected to commit to apply for a BA PDF through Sheffield. They will stay in Sheffield for up to three nights, and spend their time 1) discussing their proposed project with relevant academic colleagues and staff in Research and Innovation Services; 2) redrafting their application in response to comments received, and obtaining further feedback on the revised application; and 3) engaging in any other activities Departments/Schools feel would be beneficial.

Eligible expenses will be travel costs, accommodation and subsistence, to a maximum of £700 for those coming from outside the UK, and £500 for those within the UK. Payment will be for actual expenses only up to the maximum permissible sum. It is envisaged that around five awards will be made. All visits must be complete and expenses claimed by the Outline Stage Applicant Deadline.

The aim of the BA PDF scheme is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.

We expect the BA PDF scheme to open in late August 2016 with a deadline in early October. The British Academy uses a two-stage application process and these bursaries are intended to support applications to the Outline Stage only. As these are major applications, potential external candidates should start planning their applications as early as possible and physically coming to Sheffield will help facilitate this process. Applicants with the strongest overall applications (track record, proposed project, fit with Sheffield), will be awarded bursaries to visit Sheffield in September.

Further details about the Sheffield scheme and the application form are available at

Applications Deadline: 03-Jun-2016

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof. Neil Bermel

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