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Fellowships

We are keen to welcome outstanding researchers to join our community as Independent Research Fellows. Potential applicants should check the eligibility criteria and closing dates of available fellowships carefully and contact the specified staff member with a short CV and draft proposal.

How we can help

We can provide support for the development of your fellowship application. This can include arranging discussions or meetings with appropriate academic staff and organising constructive comments from peer reviewers, within the areas of our research interests. Our research is organised into six clusters.

Available fellowships

Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

For this fellowship of up to three years, candidates are expected to have been awarded their PhD before they apply and must not hold a long term established post. The research must be in any area of human and animal health.

The deadlines for applications are typically in January and July each year.

In order to be considered, please submit the following documents to Sophie Gibson (sophie.gibson@york.ac.uk):

It is recommended that you contact your proposed mentor in advance of applying. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Sophie Gibson (sophie.gibson@york.ac.uk).

EU - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

There are two types of Individual Fellowships: European Fellowships and Global Fellowships. Both types involve an element of mobility.

European Fellowships

European Fellowships are held in EU Member States or Associated Countries and are open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe. European Fellowships last for one to two years. 

To apply for this fellowship with York, you must not have been based in the UK for more than 12 months of the three years preceding the call deadline (12/09/2018).

Global Fellowships

Global Fellowships are based on a secondment to a third country and a mandatory 12-month return period to a European host. Global Fellowships last two to three years, including a 12-month period when the researcher returns to their European host. 

To apply for this fellowship with York, you must be an EU or EU Associated Country national or have been residing in the UK for five years or more. You must not have spent more than 12 months of the three years preceding the call deadline (12/09/2018) in the third country.

In order to be considered for either of these Individual Fellowships, please submit the following documents to Sophie Gibson (sophie.gibson@york.ac.uk):

It is strongly recommended that you contact your proposed mentor in advance of applying. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Sophie Gibson.

British Academy - Postdoctoral Fellowships

This scheme is for outstanding early career researchers who are within three years of their PhD to undertake a three-year research project.

There is one call per year for outline applications, typically in September/October.

In order to be considered, please submit the following documents to Sophie Gibson (sophie.gibson@york.ac.uk):

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

This scheme supports a postdoctoral fellowship for up to one year full time (or two years part time) to give fellows the opportunity to prepare for a successful career in research either within or beyond academia.

There is one call each year for outline proposals, typically in January. This call is open to applicants who have undertaken their PhD at a research organisation that is part of an ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership or Centre for Doctoral Training. 

Applicants must have no more than 12 months of active postdoctoral experience by the closing date for full proposals, or who will have submitted their thesis and passed their viva voce with minor corrections by the full proposal deadline, with the expectation that their PhD will be awarded by the start of the Fellowship.