Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Post-doctoral opportunities in Translation Studies

Autumn deadlines have recently been announced for two of the main post-doctoral funding programmes. Applications to conduct research at the University of Bristol are eligible under both these schemes. Candidates interested in carrying out their projects at the University of Bristol are invited to contact Dr Carol O'Sullivan as early as possible with a draft proposal.

For an overview of the research interests of Translation Studies researchers at Bristol, as well as other universities in the South-West and Wales, see http://www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/subjects/modern-languages/translation-studies/.

Elizabeth Shippen Green, 'The Library' (1905) taken from here with thanks.

 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships

These 2-year fellowships are funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. All research areas are eligible. Applicants must either have a PhD at the time of the call deadline or at least 4 years full time research experience (inclusive of PhD). The mobility rules require that the researcher has not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date (exceptions to this apply under the career restart and reintegration panels). The 2017 deadline is 14 September 2017.

Details of the call are available here:

UK Research Office (UKRO) Information Event
Please note that Bristol is also hosting a regional UKRO event on this year’s call on Tuesday 23 May 2017. If anyone is interested in attending, please visit the link below for more details. The event lasts most of the day so will be more useful for applicants themselves or supervisors completely new to the scheme. More info at https://www.ukro.ac.uk/mariecurie/Pages/events.aspx

 Image of Leiden University Library in 1610 taken from here with thanks

British Academy Post-doctoral Fellowships

These are 3-year post-doctoral fellowships in subjects covered by the British Academy (arts, humanities, social sciences). Potential candidates should expect to submit an advanced draft application and CV to the School of Modern Languages by 14 June 2017. You may contact rdm-arts at bristol.ac.uk for a blank copy of the application form. Proposals should be sent in the first instance to Dr O'Sullivan.
This is followed by process of review and candidate selection (the university caps the number of applications). Applications by selected candidates will need to be submitted to the Faculty's internal peer review process by 11 September 2017. The scheme deadline will be some time in early October 2017.

For a list of the main schemes which fund postdoctoral research in the UK and through which you can apply to work at Bristol, see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/research/postdoctoral-opportunities/.

Image taken from http://x-culture.org/hackathon/ with thanks

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