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Non-BRISMES Scholarships, Awards and Grants



ESRC MSc/PhD studentships in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Edinburgh


ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Programme MSc + PhD studentships for 2019 are available for students of Language-Based Area Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Starting date October 2019. Applicants must apply for admission with us by Dec 3rd

For further information and eligibility criteria, see:

Fully Funded Phd opportunity at the University of Bristol Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship for a resident citizen of the Palestinian Territories 

Possible topics might include (but are not limited to):

  • Issues relating to racism and discrimination.
  • National narratives that create second-class forms of citizenship.
  • Majority/minority relations in Israel/Palestine.
  • A comparative study of Islamophobia and antisemitism, paying attention to particular national contexts e.g. comparing Israel/Palestine and the UK.
  • Obstacles to progress into higher education or the labour market that are connected to race/ethnicity.

Full details at:

The AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme


The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which are both part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), together with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are pleased to invite applications for the second intake of the AHRC-ESRC-FCO Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship scheme.

The scheme provides the opportunity for arts and humanities and social science researchers to be seconded into the FCO (London Office) to work alongside, advise and influence policymakers. It aims to support Fellows who will bring fresh thinking, depth and breadth of expert knowledge and apply their learning to policy challenges. This is not a scheme to support research projects about the FCO or its work, but rather to build new capacity in the FCO and across the UK research base.

Going beyond previous ad hoc arrangements, the Fellowship scheme creates deeper engagement between academia and policy by building long-term, two-way relationships that will impact on diplomacy, and increase the professional reputation of participating scholars. On a day-to-day basis Fellows will be placed within a policy team that could be geographic, thematic or institutional in the scope of its work. Fellows will also be attached to a Research Group within the wider Research Analysts Cadre who form a specialist group of geographical and thematic experts. The benefits of this placement will flow to the wider academic community through Fellows’ engagement with their home research organisation and wider research communities.

About the call
Applications are welcome from arts and humanities researchers and social scientists with a deep and detailed understanding of research relevant to FCO Research Analysts.

The call for applications for the first intake of Fellows (2018–20) resulted in more applications from social scientists than arts and humanities researchers; for this second intake (2019–21) the scheme partners wish to strongly encourage applications from arts and humanities researchers, including historians, alongside applications from social scientists. Candidates with relevant experience and expertise will be considered from any disciplinary background within the arts and humanities and social sciences. For scholars from all disciplines, modern language skills are highly valued.

For the second intake, the partners envisage supporting further two to four Fellows working between 0.6 to 0.8 FTE for 24 months. The scheme will cover the salary costs of the Fellow (at 80% fEC).

Potential applicants should ensure they meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the call document (see below)

Applicants who applied to the 2017 round of the scheme are not eligible to apply to the 2018 deadline.


The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 


The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships is a three year award made to an annual cohort of outstanding early career researchers in the humanities or social sciences.Initiate new research and innovation collaborations between academic groups, departments, institutions and catapults in partner countries and the UK

This scheme provides funding to cover the costs of a 36 month fellowship at a host institution of your choosing. The purpose of this award is to enable the award holder to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research.

Deadline 17 October 2018