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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:


The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022-23 internal call deadline has been announced. If you wish to apply through the Centre for Gender Studies the deadline for applications is Wednesday 24 August 2022. The Fellowships have an early October deadline, with institutional selection of candidates occurring in September. Applicants must be UK or EEA nationals or have completed a doctorate at a UK university, and then meet all other terms outline on the BA's call page.

Those wishing to apply through the Centre must initially submit the following documents by Wednesday 24 August 2022 and send them to Dr Lauren Wilcox, Director, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies at:

  • an outline application form
  • a CV with list of publications
  • and a draft supporting statement (to be provided by your proposed mentor). The statement will be first reviewed as part of the selection process and then used in the departmental response to the RSO, so please ensure it is formatted appropriately for the Head of Department to sign and send. 

Succesful applicants at the outline stage each year will be supported in preparing a full application to the British Academy in accordance with their deadlines.

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. The next competition round opens on 1 January 2023 and closes on 23 February 2023. 

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. The deadline for the October 2022 internal selection panel will be announced in August/September 2022.

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships. Open to applicants with 12 months postdoctoral experience or less with the aim of developing essential research and professional skills. The next round of this scheme will open in 2023.

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: