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The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies

- the research arm of the Department of Architecture

Studying at Cambridge


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment. 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.

Selection of those candidates whose application to the British Academy will be supported by the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art will take place by competition. The Faculty will then provide support in the preparation of the final application to the BA.

If you are interested in applying, please discuss with The Martin Centre and with your proposed mentor, whose work most closely aligns with your proposed research.

Please download the internal application form and submit it with the following:

  1. a brief CV (not exceeding two A4 pages), including the dates on which you took your PhD viva and on which you were awarded the PhD
  2. a list of major publications (not exceeding one A4 page)
  3. a detailed statement of proposed research (maximum 750 words). Please address the following:
  • outline the research problem(s) you are seeking to address and say why it is distinctive
  • how your proposed research will tackle this research problem(s) – its design and methodology
  • how your proposed research will significantly change the established landscape
  • how your project fits with the timeframe of the award (its feasibility)
  • why the University of Cambridge is the “best-fit” environment for this project
  • the appropriateness and demonstration of commitment of the proposed mentor(s).

    4. two letters of reference, one from outside the University of Cambridge.

Final applications including references must be sent to by 5pm on Monday 26th August 2019.