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Economic History Society Fellowships

University of London

Location: London
Salary: £14,553 (affiliated to institutions outside London); £16,553 (affiliated to London-based institutions)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th January 2019
Closes: 5th April 2019

The Economic History Society, in conjunction with the Institute of Historical Research, offers up to four one-year postdoctoral Fellowships in economic and/or social history, tenable at the Institute.The Fellowships will be awarded to postdoctoral candidates who have recently completed a doctoral degree in economic and/or social history, or who will have submitted their thesis for examination by 1 October in the academic year in which the Fellowship is to be held. It is the intention of the Economic History Society to promote work of a kind that might be published in the leading refereed academic journals in economic/social history. Fellows will be expected to pursue research in economic and/or social history at an advanced level with a view to publication.

Area of research: 

Economic or social history

Eligibility requirements: 

The Fellowships are open to candidates who are British citizens and/or holders of a degree from a British university. They must be affiliated to a British university for the period of their Fellowship.

Fellows will not be required to be resident in London but should participate in the activities of the Institute by attendance at - and the presentation of a paper to - an appropriate seminar series and by networking with fellow scholars. 

These awards cannot be held in conjunction with any other substantial maintenance grant, but, at the discretion of the Director of the Institute, Fellows may engage in teaching or other paid work for up to six hours per week.

Further Particulars:
The Economic History Society’s objective in awarding the Fellowships is to further research in economic and/or social history by enabling new researchers to strengthen their research record with a view to following a career which will enable them to undertake high-quality research in the field. The Power and Postan Fellowships are also supported financially by the Power and Postan Fellowships trusts administered by the London School of Economics.
Candidates may be asked at the interview what difference a Fellowship would make to their prospects of sustaining research in economic/social history in future.

Holders of Fellowships should acknowledge the Society’s financial support in publications which result from the 

The Society seeks to encourage research across a broad range of economic/social history.

Amount awarded: 

Approx: £14,553 (affiliated to institutions outside London); £16,553 (affiliated to London-based institutions)

Application guidelines: 


Applications open: 

14 Jan 2019 to 5 Apr 2019

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