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£1,000 Independent Research Fellowship Writing Prize

The purpose of the competition is to attract high quality fellows to the Department of Archaeology at the University of York.  The prize is open to anyone who has been awarded a PhD or will have been examined by end July 2014.

The Department of Archaeology at York has an outstanding reputation and world-class research facilities and has hosted more Wellcome Bioarchaeology Fellows and Marie Curie Fellows than any other Archaeology Department in Europe. We can offer an unparalleled environment in which to hold an independent fellowship and we are keen to attract ambitious researchers who are building a career in archaeology.

We are therefore offering a Fellowship Writing Prize which will be awarded to outstanding researchers who wish to apply for Independent Research Fellowships at York. Short-listed candidates will, where possible, be invited to present their ideas to the Department in early July (tbc)*, have the opportunity to look round our facilities, and meet academic and research staff in their own field. The winning applicant will receive £1000 towards the cost of developing a Fellowship Application with us.

We can offer: 

  • The chance to be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary department
  • Superb research facilities including the Borthwick Archive, BioArCh, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, the Centre for Human Palaeoecology & Evolutionary Origins (Palaeo), the Archaeology Data Service, the Technology Facility (housing more than £8m of state-of-the-art equipment in key technologies), Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry, ancient DNA facility, Centre for Conservation Studies, the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, and new research clusters in Heritage Studies, East African Archaeology and Coastal Prehistory.
  • Opportunities to develop multidisciplinary interactions with colleagues across the archaeological spectrum, and with other departments with which we have strong links, such as History, Biology, Chemistry and the Hull York Medical School.
  • Mentorship and the opportunity to develop skills and experience of value in academia and beyond.
  • A supportive and friendly working environment.

The Prizewinner will receive £1,000 and the support of the Departmental Staff and University Research Support Office to prepare and submit a Fellowship application with York to appropriate research councils or charities.

*If you cannot travel for the day we plan videoconference facilities which we can arrange for a day of the candidates choosing