Independent Research Fellowships

Develop your research career at the Department of Mathematics, University of York

We are keen to welcome outstanding researchers to join our community as Independent Research Fellows.

The Department of Mathematics is housed within the world-class University of York, and combines leading mathematical and interdisciplinary research with high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 80% of research activity in the Department was rated as internationally excellent.

The Department currently comprises approximately 60 academic and research staff and 130 graduate students (including PhD and MSc). Our principal areas of research are: Algebra; Number Theory; Geometry and Analysis; Mathematical Finance and Stochastic Analysis; Mathematical Physics; Mathematical Biology and Chemistry; and Statistics and Probability

The Department has recently supported successful awards to the following schemes: European Commission Marie Curie Individual Fellowship; Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship; Royal Society University Research Fellowship; Schlumberger Foundation Faculty of the Future Fellowship.

We are dedicated to the development of researchers and their careers, with the University supporting the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers (an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers and research careers in UK higher education). The University of York values the diversity of its members and is committed to the creation of a positive environment which is fair, welcoming and inclusive and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We encourage interest from people with a variety of backgrounds and experience; for example, people from sections of the community that are currently underrepresented in the Department, those with commitments that would benefit from flexible working and people wishing to return to research after a career break.

How can we help you?

We can provide support for the development of your Fellowship application. This support can include: arranging for discussions/ meetings with appropriate academic staff; organising constructive comments from peer reviewers; arranging contact with specialists in intellectual property etc.; and administrative support. We also support visits to the Department to allow Fellowship applicants to spend a focussed time on developing their proposal in collaboration with both academic and administrative staff via the York Mathematics Fellowship Development Bursary.

If you are interested in applying for a Fellowship to join us, or would like to visit us through the York Mathematics Fellowship Development Bursary scheme, please contact the Departmental Research Facilitator Annabel Jenkins ( Please include your CV, intended Fellowship scheme (if known) and name of any academics within the Department with whom you are in contact, or are interested in working with. If you intend to apply for a Fellowship, please ensure that you contact us at least four weeks in advance of funder deadlines.

What Fellowship opportunities are there?

The Fellowships table lists some potential opportunities. Please carefully check eligibility criteria. This list is not comprehensive, and there are likely to be further opportunities in your area of research or for your particular circumstances.