British Academy Fellowship at the RNCM

Salary Grade: To be confirmed
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 14th August 2020
Interview date: N/A

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 the competition for next year. This is a three-year, full time postdoctoral fellowship starting in September 2021:

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 in the last REF assessment, 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 by this particular scheme. 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, Artistic Research in Performance (HARP) and Music, Conflict and Commemoration. We have developing areas in Music Education, Community Music, audience research and Popular Music.  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 attached by 5pm, Friday 14 August 2020.

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 2020.