Support for Externally Funded Postdoctoral Awards

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The Courtauld is able to support a limited number of applications to externally funded postdoctoral schemes each year.

Awards supported include the British Academy’s Postdoctoral Fellowship and Newton International Fellowship schemes, the Wellcome Trust’s Research Fellowship scheme, and the Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art.

We are not currently supporting applications for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships.


Application Process

We run an internal selection process aimed at ensuring that the strongest possible applications are put forward for these competitive schemes.

Candidates wishing to apply for an externally funded postdoctoral award via The Courtauld are asked to provide the following information:

  1. CV to date and publication record
  2. Research proposal (1,000-word limit)
  3. Project workplan (500-word limit)
  4. Details of proposed outputs and plans for publication/dissemination (500-word limit)

Each candidate’s application must also be supported by a current member of our faculty, who will act as a mentor if the application receives funding.

Faculty members are required to submit a separate statement of up to 300 words in support of the proposal; it is the responsibility of the candidate to arrange for this to take place ahead of the relevant deadline.

A full list of Courtauld faculty members is available at

The application form and statement of support template can be downloaded using the links below.


The next Courtauld deadline is 1 September 2023.

This applies to the following awards beginning in 2024-25:

British Academy Postdoctoral award

Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art*

All applications for support will be reviewed by members of The Courtauld’s Research Committee.

Selected candidates will work with the Research Department to revise their proposal for submission to the relevant scheme.

Please contact the Vice Dean for Research, Dr Lucy Bradnock,, if you have any questions about the application process or are interested in applying for a scheme not listed above.

* Note that the Getty/ACLS scheme does not require applicants to have an institutional affiliation. Successful candidates supported by the Courtauld will be eligible to join our community as a Visiting Fellow for the duration of their award.