Posted on 20 April 2018
We welcome outstanding researchers to join our community as Independent Research Fellows. The History Department at York offers a collaborative environment for researchers looking to establish and develop their career by way of a research fellowship:
We will support candidates who can demonstrate a track record of excellent research, evidenced through doctoral funding or publications in top journals or similar.
Potential applicants for currently available fellowships should check the eligibility criteria of the schemes and the closing date carefully before submitting the following to Professor Henrice Altink, Chair of the departmental research committee (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Candidates are strongly advised to liaise with appropriate members of academic staff to discuss informally their project and the structure of their application.
The History department is committed to supporting our fellowship applicants at each stage of the application process. We will help you identify funding schemes and provide help understanding funder requirements. In addition, we will offer the support of experienced academic staff, who will provide advice on the development of the scientific case for your research proposal.
Support will also be available for resource planning and costing; furthermore, We will liaise with the University of York research office; provide any letters of support from relevant staff (e.g. academic sponsor/mentor, head of department); and organise internal peer-review of your draft application
We have an excellent track record in hosting fellowships and helping independent fellows develop their research career. Many of our former fellows have gone on to successful academic careers, here and elsewhere. We have hosted several Marie Curie Fellows, Wellcome Trust and other fellows.
The department currently hosts the following fellows:
Fellows will be offered an office, full access to IT and library services and a comprehensive induction to Departmental and University facilities. Fellows will be provided with a mentor, who will provide advice on both their research and career development. There is also support available both within the department and the faculty for further research funding applications and various research training opportunities, including those provided by the award-winning University Research Excellence Training Team.
The department has a vibrant research culture in which fellows are encouraged to participate. There are weekly research seminars with internal and external speakers in the autumn and spring terms. The various research centres, ranging from the Centre for Global Health Histories and the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture to the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, also offer guest lectures. Fellows will have the opportunity to bid jointly with members of staff for internal funding to organise workshops and conferences. They can also, depending on the criteria of their fellowship, undertake teaching qualifications such as PGCAP and YPAD and, where relevant, carry out undergraduate teaching in the department. Research fellows are represented on the departmental research committee.