Fulfil your research potential at the University of York.

Whether you are a researcher already based at the University or are looking to join us, we are keen to support you in establishing and developing your career through a research fellowship.

What is a fellowship?

There are a range of fellowships available, from a variety of funding sources. While the aims, research areas, duration and amount of funding can vary, fellowships are an investment in you and your career as a researcher. Fellowships typically provide funding for your time (protecting it for research) and research expenses (such as travel and consumables). Some fellowships also allow you to include funding to build your team and buy larger pieces of equipment.

Contact us

Taryn Bell
Fellowship Coordinator


What do we offer?

Our Research Fellowship Programme supports talented early-career researchers who would like to hold a fellowship at York. Once you join us as a fellowship holder, the programme will support your ongoing development, allowing your research career to flourish.

Key aspects of the Research Fellowship Programme include:

  • Development and support for outstanding prospective candidates to help you to succeed in gaining your fellowship
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities throughout your fellowship
  • The opportunity to apply for a funded extension to your fellowship to work on your research ideas, develop entrepreneurial, policy-related, or civic engagement activities, or to engage with new audiences, user communities, or international connections

What types of fellowships do we host?

We have a broad community of early-career fellowship holders working on a wide range of exciting and world-leading research projects, covering topics that span the Faculties of Sciences, Social Sciences, and Arts and Humanities.

Meet some of our fellowship holders

What next?

The best place to start is by contacting the department within the University of York that you would like to host you during your fellowship. Many of our departments have specific and tailored support for fellowship applicants. This support can include help with identifying a suitable fellowship opportunity, providing you with personalised timescales and helping you to develop your proposal.

If you're unsure of which department is best suited to you, or if you have any questions about what to do next, you can contact the University's Fellowship Coordinator at fellowships@york.ac.uk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to valuing and celebrating diversity and advancing equal and inclusive practice in all of our activities. Read more about equality, diversity and inclusion at York


The Fellowship Co-ordination Committee oversees the York Fellowship Programme. It is chaired by the PVC Research and reports to the University's Research Committee.

Contact us

Taryn Bell
Fellowship Coordinator