Take the next step in your research career with a fellowship at the University of York.
Our fellows are an integral part of our research community. We support fellowship positions in a broad range of subject areas and at a variety of career stages.
We can provide assistance throughout the application process, particularly if you are unfamiliar with fellowship schemes and funding.
What is a fellowship?
A fellowship is a funded research position, usually awarded to an individual to give them the money, time and resources to carry out independent research.
They differ from regular research grants as fellowship schemes focus on your personal career development as well as your research.
Fellowships are available from a variety of funding sources for researchers at all career stages, from early career researchers to senior academics.
They can vary in length, disciplinary remit, and the amount of funding that they provide, but whatever your background or level of experience, there is a fellowship for you.
Find a host school or department
See which of our schools and departments align with your research areas.
Common fellowship schemes
Find out about annually recurring fellowship schemes from some major funding bodies.
Why should I consider a fellowship?
Fellowships are an investment in you and your career, often providing time or funding for professional development opportunities.
For early career researchers, fellowships also provide a way to achieve research independence.
Fellowships are typically prestigious, and can enhance your employability. However, this also means that they are very competitive, with success rates generally ranging from 5 to 20 per cent.