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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.  

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Competition Round 5

The Department of Philosophy at the University of York is seeking expressions of interest from candidates wishing to apply to hold a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship at York. The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship scheme offers up to seven years of postdoctoral funding for researchers with outstanding potential to establish themselves as independent research leaders. Further details on this scheme are available on the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships page.

This round is now closed. Future rounds will be announced here.

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 support for Fellowships at the University of York.