Fellowships in the Department of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at York is keen to welcome outstanding researchers to join our vibrant community of award-winning researchers. Psychology was ranked 4th in REF2014 and has been placed among the World's top 100 departments of psychology in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings every year since 2013.

Psychology at York is committed to ensuring that all members of staff achieve their full potential in a supportive and responsive work environment. In 2007, we received the first Athena SWAN Silver Award for a psychology department, and this award was renewed in 2011 and 2016.

The Department’s focus is on experimental psychology, investigating perceptual, cognitive, social and developmental aspects of psychological processes. Our main building houses specialised laboratories for research on vision, speech and hearing, memory, language processing, child development and experimental social psychology, with state-of-the-art behavioural and electrophysiological equipment. Satellite buildings on campus house the Wolfson Centre for Child Development and Family Research, as well as the York Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the York Neuroimaging Centre.

The Department currently has numerous collaborative links with other UK Universities and with international research partners across the globe. We also collaborate within the University with Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Health Sciences and Education. In addition, we continue to develop links with non-academic groups, such as schools, clinics (e.g., autism, radiology), the NHS, the police, government and industrial partners.

If you are interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship, please contact a member of our academic staff directly to discuss your proposed research ideas. We welcome expressions of interest at any time.

How we can help

Fellowship applications take time to develop – contact us as early as possible so that we can provide the best level of support. We can provide support in the following ways:

  • arranging for meetings with appropriate academic staff
  • pre-submission peer review of your application
  • arranging contact with specialists in intellectual property, etc
  • administrative support.

There are many fellowships available, each having their own eligibility criteria and application process. Additional support available through the university and a list of fellowship funding and can be found here.