The fellowship is the cornerstone of our Early Career Researcher activities. First established in 1998, we annually fund fellows to undertake the work required to convert their PhD research into publications, ordinarily a first book length monograph. Fellows are hosted by the University of Keele. We have just appointed for 2017, and anticipate that the call for applicants for the 2018 fellowship will go live summer 2017.
Who is right for the fellowship?
The purpose of the fellowship is to provide early career sociologists and social anthropologists with the opportunity of spending a year writing their first monograph length book.
Normally our fellows are just completing, or within approximately two years of having completed, a PhD in sociology, social anthropology or a cognate discipline.
They normally have not yet published a book but tend to have had at least one piece of work from their PhD accepted for publication (eg a journal article or book chapter) and are not currently holding a permanent lectureship at an institution of Higher Education.
Day to day work of our fellows might include the following:
- To prepare work for publication from the PhD on a topic which is capable of being turned into a successful book
- To submit a book proposal to a publisher
- To prepare a research bid to an external funding body and submit it during the period of the research
- To develop links with an appropriate social science department at Keele
- To liaise with the Editorial Office of The Sociological Review in order to undertake a small amount of work for the journal (eg book reviewing, paper refereeing) as appropriate
- To give a seminar presentation at the end of the fellowship on some aspect of work undertaken during the fellowship
- To provide progress reports as requested
Notes for applicants
Please read the job specification carefully. We have tried to include every criteria as it is difficult to respond to hundreds of queries. The 2 year cut off means no more than 2 years from award of your PhD (date of graduation). If you’ve been away from research (e.g. for parentsl leave or long-term sick leave), please send explanation and evidence with the application form. However, please note that all employment queries (e.g. Maternity leave, sickness, etc) must be addressed to Keele HR.
We consider all candidates globally. You must fit the UK/Keele’s visa criteria. The SR does not adjudicate on such matters.