Oxford Sociology invites expressions of interest to participate in the BA Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2022

** This opportunity has now closed **

Call Opens: 13 July 2022
Expression of Interest Deadline: 25 July 2022
Funder’s Deadline: 12 October 2022 (TBC)

The Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford invites Expressions of Interest (EoIs) to participate in the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme with the Department in 2022.

This scheme funds a full-time Fellowship for 3 years.

Please follow the link below to complete an EoI form and return it, with your CV, to research@sociology.ox.ac.uk, by 5pm on Monday 25 July 2022.

For any queries, please contact the Sociology Research Facilitation team: research@sociology.ox.ac.uk


  • Applicants must be within three years of the award of their PhD;
  • They must be a UK or EEA national (or have completed their PhD at a UK university, or have a strong prior association with the UK academic community);
  • The scheme is not open to applicants who hold or have held a permanent university post;
  • Applicants must already be of postdoctoral status at the time when the Research Awards Committee meets. Applicants who expect to have had their viva by 1 April 2023, are eligible for consideration, but will have to withdraw their application if the examination is not completed on time.

The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research. Applicants who wish to apply for this funding with Oxford Sociology must secure the support of a senior member of the Faculty as a mentor/supervisor who is supposed to be actively involved in developing the application and commit to support the Fellow in case of award, plan and monitor the progress of the project and provide advice with regards to the Fellow’s career development and building their capacity as an independent scholar.

This scheme has a two-stage application process:

  • Outline round with October deadline after which selected applicants are invited to submit
  • Full application round in February/March.
  • Successful applicants would start their fellowship between 1st September 2023 (at earliest) and 1st January 2024 (at latest).

Provisional BA PDF timeline:

Sociology Department EOI deadline: 25th July 2022
Research Services deadline (incl. Referee Statement): 5 October 2021 (TBC)
Deadline for Applicants (including Organisation Approval): 12 October 2022 (TBC)
Result of Outline Stage Announcement: January 2023

Full guidelines are available on the British Academy website.

Please note:

  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted
  • The department usually receives a large number of expressions of interest and that participation in further stages of the application will be subject to the internal selection process.
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Please download and complete the Oxford Sociology Expression of Interest Form as part of your application. This document also includes a list of required attachments to support your EOI.

Download the EOI Form (Word Document)