The British Academy is due to launch its Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme today (24 August). These provide funding for outstanding early career individuals to “strengthen their experience of research and teaching”. This will then develop their CV and improve their chances of obtaining a permanent academic post. The BA state that “The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.”
If you have are less than 3 years post-doc (your viva must have been held on or after 1 April 2014), or have extenuating circumstances, together with an excellent academic profile and the kind of project BA may be looking for, please have a look at the website at http://www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships and get in touch with a member of the RKEO Funding Development team.