British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme, 2018–19

The RNCM invites proposals from those wishing to submit an application for a British Academy fellowship, supported by the College. The British Academy will shortly be advertising competition for next year. This is a three-year, full time postdoctoral fellowship starting in September 2019:

The RNCM is a world-leading music conservatoire, with a commitment to maintaining excellent research in the fields of musicology, composition, performance, music psychology and music education. The College has a growing community of Postgraduate Research Students and achieved the highest result out of all the UK music conservatoires, obtaining a maximum 100% for the Impact of its research.

The remit of the BA Fellowship scheme covers the fields of musicology, music psychology and music education. Practice-based projects in composition and performance are not supported. The proposed research should align closely with the research expertise of a member of staff and ideally with one of the College’s Research Centres: Science and Music (PRiSM), Contemporary Philosophy (CPRC), Performance Research, HARP or Music, Conflict and Commemoration. Links to RNCM Research Staff profiles are listed here. Candidates must be within three years of the award of their doctorate, and must be a UK or EEA National or demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community.

Applicants who would like to be hosted by the RNCM should submit an outline proposal, using the template under Downloads on this page, by 5pm, Friday 17 August. Please send your outline proposal to You are also invited to contact Professor Barbara Kelly, RNCM Director of Research, to discuss your proposed project ( Outline proposals will be assessed internally; the successful applicant will then receive specialist support from the College in completing the full application to the British Academy before the competition deadline, which is likely to be in early October 2018.