Call for Applications: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023

Call for Applications: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023

Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence
University of Sussex

The Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence at the University of Sussex invites potential applicants for a three-year British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship from Autumn 2024 to submit an abbreviated outline application to the Centre by 5pm on 31 July 2023. The Centre will support up to three applications this year, with selected applicants receiving support on the development of their application to the BA scheme.

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship is for early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research. The fellowship is non-renewable. Further details on the scheme are available on the British Academy website.

The Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence is an internationally recognised, historic interdisciplinary centre for the study of sexuality and LGBTQI+ life, with close relationships with queer activist and artistic communities in Brighton and Hove, the Sussex region, and beyond. The Centre also administers the historic MA in Sexual Dissidence, the first degree in sexuality studies to be offered in the UK. Based in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities, SexDiss is a part of the University of Sussex’s vibrant and creative culture of research and teaching, in which successful applicants will be able to participate fully. Successful applicants will join a warm and active community of scholars, artists, and activists and be supported in developing their independent research.

Applicants are requested to submit the following:

  1. A cv (up to 4 pages), including preferred email address.
  2. Your proposed research programme, up to 1,500 words including short bibliography if needed (the bibliography counts toward the word count)
  3. Your plan of action, up to 800 words
  4. Your planned research outputs, up to 300 words
  5. A statement of up to 150 words about why the fellowship should be taken at the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence and the University of Sussex. The statement should name a specific prospective mentor.

Applications should be uploaded as a single Word or pdf file labeled with the applicant’s name to this Box folder by 5pm on 31 July 2023. Applicants will be notified of decisions by email no later than 14 August 2023; please ensure that a current email address is included on the cv. Successful applicants will be offered feedback and be asked to submit a full draft outline application, following the BA guidance, by 25 August 2023. Please contact Natalia Cecire ( and Charlie Jeffries ( with any inquiries.