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 email@example.com.
The Department of Philosophy at the University of York is inviting Expressions of Interest from researchers wishing to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held in the Department. This fellowship, of up to three years, is open to experienced researchers with a PhD (or at least four years’ full-time research experience). In all cases, the fellowship must involve an element of mobility. Details of the types of fellowship available are as follows (taken from the EC-MSCA webpage):
“There are 2 types of Postdoctoral Fellowships:
As the UK is a Horizon Europe Associated Country, we are very happy to consider applications to both of these schemes (either European Postdoctoral Fellowships for fellows wishing to spend 1-2 years in York, or Global Postdoctoral Fellowship for fellows wishing to spend 1-2 years outside of the EU and Associated Countries and complete the final year of their fellowship in York).
We expect the call for these fellowships to open this month, with a deadline of October 2021.
If you would like to be considered for support to hold an MSCA (European or Global) Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Philosophy at York, please check your eligibility carefully with the scheme requirements, and send the following documents to Dr Janet Eldred (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email by 12 noon (BST) on Monday 12th July 2021 (with the email subject: MSCA (European) EOI, or MSCA (Global) EOI as appropriate):
You are encouraged to approach your proposed mentor to discuss your proposal prior to submitting your expression of interest to the Department.
We hope to be able to inform candidates whether we are able to support their applications by Monday 26th July.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Professor Mary Leng.
The Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. The scheme aims to attract the most promising early career postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. The Newton International Fellowships scheme is delivered by the British Academy, and the Royal Society. For further information about the scheme, including eligibility criteria, please see this webpage.
This competition is now closed.
The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme 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. Further details on this scheme are available at the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships page.
The most recent competition has now closed. Future competitions will be announced here in due course.
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. Any future rounds will be announced here.
We can provide support for the development of your Fellowship application. This support can include:
Our current research groupings include:
Learn more about support for Fellowships at the University.