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The Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York welcomes strong applications for externally funded research fellowships.  Please see below details relating to the following open fellowship opportunities:

  • Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
  • ESRC White Rose DTP Postdoctoral Fellowships


Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York welcomes expressions of interest from potential applicants for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships.

These fellowships are for early career researchers, who have a research record but have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post, to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. 

This scheme funds a three-year fellowship to commence between 1st September 2023 and 1st May 2024.  It is open to PhD students who will have submitted their thesis by the closing date of 23rd February 2023, and those who already hold their doctorate, having submitted their thesis within the four years preceding the closing date (with allowances made for career breaks under certain circumstances).  Exceptionally, in 2023, due to disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination between 23 February 2018 and 23 February 2019 are eligible to apply if their work has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and they should explain their case in their application.

Applicants must not have already held a permanent academic post and must either hold a degree (any degree) from a UK higher education institution or, at the time of the application deadline, hold an academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term lectureship, PDRA, fellowship) which commenced a minimum of four months prior to the closing date. 

The Department intends to support a limited number of applications to this scheme.  In order to be considered, please send a completed Expression of Interest form (MS Word , 26kb) (Google doc) plus CV and list of publications to our Research Facilitator, Megan Rose, at by 31st October 2022.  You should consider the information available (for example, under “Advice for applicants”) on the Leverhulme Trust website when preparing your proposal.  


ESRC White Rose DTP Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York supports applications to the ESRC White Rose DTP Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme.

This scheme is aimed at those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide an opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, their research and professional skills.  Fellowships can be taken up on a one-year full-time or two-year part-time basis from October 2023.  

To be eligible, applicants must:

- have completed their PhD or be studying for a PhD at a UK institution which is part of a UKRI Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

- have been awarded a PhD or have passed their viva voce with minor amendments by the application date of 23rd March 2023 and have been awarded their PhD by the fellowship start date of 1st October 2023.

- have no more than 12 months’ active postdoctoral experience since passing their viva voce (allowing for career breaks) by the 2023 application date.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted according to the guidance provided on the ESRC WRDTP website.  An academic mentor within the Department of Economics and Related Studies will need to be identified and applicants are strongly advised to contact Megan Rose, Research Facilitator in the Department of Economics and Related Studies, at by 1st December 2022 for support with this and with the EoI process.

If you are interested and would like more details, please join an online information session for potential applicants and York staff on Tuesday 22 November, 14.00. Speakers at the event will include previously successful applicants and mentors. Please email to register.