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Applying for Fellowships in Europe: Max Weber Fellowship in Florence (repost)

This is a repost of a 2016 post from Dr. Luc-André Brunet discussing the Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, which he held in 2015-16. He is currently a Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Europe at the Open University. What did you do your PhD on? My PhD looked at the organisation of …

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Applying for Fellowships in Europe: Postdocs in Germany (repost)

This is a repost from 2016 when Dr. Andrew Wells discussed his experience in Germany ; his piece speaks to so much more, though. Andy is currently at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. A Reflection on Postdoctoral Research Funding in Germany An academic career can make some heavy demands on your life, and often confronts us with difficult decisions. Perhaps the …

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Applying for Fellowships in Europe: Postdocs in France (repost)

This is a repost from 2016 with Dr Tom Williams discussing the postdoc job market in France. Tom Williams is maître de conferences in British history at the University of Angers. What did you do your PhD on? I did my a DPhil (Oxford, 2010) on the political uses of the past in French-German border regions. I …

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Applying for Fellowships in the UK: British Academy Postdoc (repost)

This is a repost from Summer 2016 of a post by Dr Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley discussing British Academy Postdocs. Alex is doing a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History department at the University of Exeter, where he is also Lecturer in European History (1750-1900). What did you do your PhD on? My PhD was a study of the …

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Applying for Fellowships in the UK: Junior Research Fellowship (repost)

This is a repost from Summer 2016 when Dr. Claire Morelon discussed Junior Research Fellowships. Claire, whose work focusses on the city of Prague in the Great War, is a JRF at Queen’s College at the University of Oxford. Her French background makes this an extremely useful testimonial showing the possibility of transnational postdoctoral moves. What did …

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Applying for Fellowships in the UK: Leverhulme Trust ECF 2 (repost)

This is a repost from Summer 2016 where  Dr. Ed Naylor discusses the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. He is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Portsmouth. What did you do your PhD on and what is your current project? I obtained my PhD in 2011 at Queen Mary, University of London. My …

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Applying for Fellowships in the UK: Leverhulme Trust ECF (repost)

This is a repost from 2016 featuring Dr. Simon Jackson discussing Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. He is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Birmingham, where he also holds a permanent lectureship in Modern Middle Eastern History. What did you do your PhD on? I did my PhD in the History Department at …

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On Dealing with Academic Rejection (repost)

This post by Ludivine Broch (University of Westminster) was originally published on 18 Dec. 2014. There have been minor tweeks. — It was a sunny morning in February 2011 when I opened my computer to impatiently check my inbox. Each time I clicked on that webmail link, my heart fluttered slightly at the thought that …

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On Interviews (repost)

A series of posts on Interviews (mostly for the UK market) from 2015 have been combined for this repost. See below for tips on GOLDEN RULES and, more importantly, PAST QUESTIONS divided thematically. — PART ONE: GOLDEN RULES Getting an interview invitation triggers a rush of validation and excitement for most young academics – finally someone thinks …