Research fellowships

We are keen to welcome outstanding researchers to join our community as Independent Research Fellows through one of the various external funding schemes available.

This includes non-subject specific schemes such as the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Newton Fellowship, the Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships scheme, or the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme, as well as philosophy-specific Postdoctoral Fellowships such as the Analysis Trust/Mind Association studentship.

Potential applicants should, having identified a Fellowship scheme, check the eligibility criteria and closing dates carefully and contact the most relevant member of academic staff with a short CV and draft proposal. If you are not sure which member of staff could best support your application, please contact Dr Mary Leng (, Chair of the Departmental Research Committee, who will be able to advise you.  

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships: Call for Expressions of Interest

(This has now closed.)

The Department of Philosophy at the University of York is seeking expressions of interest from candidates wishing to apply to hold a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at York. 

The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship schemes offers an opportunity for early career researchers who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post to undertake a significant piece of publishable work over a three year post-doctoral period. The Leverhulme Trust covers 50% of a Fellow’s salary costs (up to £25,000 p.a.), plus up to £6,000 annual research expenses, with the remaining salary costs covered by the host institution.  Further details on this scheme are available at this website.

For further details, please see the information on the downloadable Leverhulme ECF EoI Jan 2020 (MS Word , 47kb).  For more information on research strengths in the Department of Philosophy at York, please see our research webpages.

The deadline for expressions of interest (completed EoI form and CV, submitted via email to is 23:59, Tuesday 14th January 2020.   

For general queries, please contact the Chair of the Department's Research Committee, Dr Mary Leng: .

How we can help

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;
  • administrative support.

Our current research groupings include:

Learn more about suppport for Felowships at the University of York here.