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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


The Centre for Gender Studies welcomes applications from outstanding early career scholars who have recently completed their doctorate or are in its final stages, both from the UK and internationally.   

Draft applications should consist of a cv and detailed research proposal (including research objectives, methods, budgets, time-frames, necessary resources etc.) In addition, applicants should state which funding scheme they are applying to and the deadline for application.

Please note that the Centre for Gender Studies does not directly fund post-doctoral fellows. The Centre accepts applications for the externally-funded fellowships listed below:

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships  have an early October deadline, with departmental selection of candidates occurring in late September. Applicants must be UK or EEA nationals, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university. Applicants must submit a full application consisting of their CV, a research proposal and two references. 

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships are jointly funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Cambridge Isaac Newton Trust. Applicants must obtain match funding in order to be eligible, and have either been awarded a degree from a UK higher education institution or hold an academic position in the UK. 

ESRC New Investigator Awards are considered by a Cambridge selection panel three times per year in early November, March, and July. Applicants are required to complete a selection form and provide a supporting letter from the head of the host department. 

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. Open to applicants with 12 months postdoctoral experience or less with the aim of developing essential research and professional skills. 

Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) supports, promotes and conducts interdisciplinary research of the highest order. The Centre runs a wide variety of programmes and is based in the same building as the Centre for Gender Studies.

Please direct initial enquiries to the Centre Administrator,

Information on other relevant funding bodies can be found at the web links below: