Postdoc fellowships

The Department is seeking outstanding post-doctoral candidates for the following externally funded schemes. See details below on how to apply.

If you are interested in undertaking a postdoc with us but would like advice on what schemes you are eligible for, please send a short CV to Ed Kirby (ed.kirby@york.ac.uk).

Wellcome Trust – Research Fellowships

For the 3 year Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust candidates are expected to have been awarded their PhD before they apply and must not hold a long term established post. The research must be in any area of human and animal health.

In order to be considered for the July 2017 round, please submit the following documents to Ed Kirby (ed.kirby@york.ac.uk) by 4pm on Friday 5th May 2017:

  • A short CV (1 page)
  • An outline of the proposed research (max 500 words) and the name of your proposed mentor and why you have chosen them (max 100 words). The outline should include a summary of the project, the research questions, how the research advances the field and the proposed methodology.

It is recommended that you contact your proposed mentor in advance of applying. If you have any questions regarding the process please contact Ed Kirby.

EU – Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

This fellowship of up to 3 years is open to experienced researchers with a PhD (or at least 4 years’ full-time research experience). In all cases, the fellowship must involve an element of mobility (specified below).  

  • European Fellowships are held in EU Member States or Associated Countries and are open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe.  European fellowships are 12-24 months in length. To apply for a fellowship with York, you must not have been based in the UK for more 12 months of the 3 years preceding the call deadline (14/09/2017).
  • Global Fellowships are based on a secondment to a third country and a mandatory 12 month return period to a European host.  Global Fellowships are 12 to 24 months for the outgoing phase, plus 12 months for the return phase in Europe.  To apply for a fellowship with York, you must be an EU / Associated country national or have been resident in the UK for 5 years or more. You must also have spent you must not have spent more than 12 months of the 3 years preceding the call deadline (14/09/2017) in the third country.

In order to be considered, please submit the following documents to Ed Kirby (ed.kirby@york.ac.uk) by 4pm on Friday 26th May 2017:

  • A copy of your CV (following the Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship guidelines) 
  • A two page outline of the proposed research project
  • Up to 1 page on your proposed mentor, your reasons for this choice and the wider fit between your project and the Department 

It is recommended that you contact your proposed mentor in advance of applying. If you have any questions regarding the process please contact Ed Kirby.

ESRC New Investigator Grants

Details tbc.

British Academy - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Details tbc.