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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 at  

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme opened on 29 July and has a deadline for its outline stage of 14 October 2020.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like to apply to hold one of these fellowships within the Department, please review our research webpages to identify a suitable mentor from members of academic staff with related research interests.

In the first instance you should email the member of staff in question, together with the Chair of the Department’s Research Committee, with a copy of your CV and a short (max one page) description of your proposed research project. If we agree that we are able to support an application from you, you should work with your mentor to prepare your full application in time for York’s internal deadline of 30 September 2020.

For further queries, or if you are unsure of who to ask to act as mentor, please contact Dr Mary Leng, Chair of the Departmental Research Committee at

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Competition Round 6

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. 

This round has closed. Future rounds will be announced here.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact Dr Mary Leng, Chair of the Departmental Research Committee at

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.