Postdoctoral Fellowships

Our Department is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates for the following externally funded schemes.

If you are interested in undertaking a Fellowship with us but would like advice on what schemes you are eligible for, please send a short CV to Nicola Moody (nicola.moody@york.ac.uk).

For more information on what the University has to offer, see our Fellowships web pages.

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship

This scheme supports a Postdoctoral Fellowship for up to one year full time (or two years part time) to give fellows the opportunity to prepare for a successful career in research either within or beyond academia.

There is one call per year for outline proposals, typically in January. This call is open to applicants who have undertaken their PhD at a research organisation that is part of an ESRC Doctoral Training Programme or Centre for Doctoral Training.

By the full proposal deadline you will have no more than 12 months of active postdoctoral experience or who will have submitted your thesis and passed your viva voce with minor corrections, with the expectation that you will be awarded your PhD by the start of the Fellowship.

Further details are available on the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership website.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

This Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme is for outstanding early career researchers who are within three years of their PhD to undertake a three year research project.

There is one call per year for outline applications, typically in September or October.

In order to be considered, please submit the following documents to Nicola Moody (nicola.moody@york.ac.uk):

  • A short CV (one page)
  • An outline of the proposed programme (500 words max)
  • The name of your proposed mentor and why you have chosen them (100 words max). 

EU – Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

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 (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 than 12 months of the three years preceding the call deadline (12 September 2018).
  • 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 five years or more.

You must not have spent more than 12 months of the three years preceding the call deadline (12 September 2018) in the third country.

In order to be considered, please submit the following documents to Nicola Moody (nicola.moody@york.ac.uk):

  • A copy of your CV (following the Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship guidelines) 
  • A two page outline of the proposed research project
  • Up to one 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 Nicola Moody (nicola.moody@york.ac.uk).

Wellcome Trust – Research Fellowships

For the three 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.

The deadlines for applications are typically in January and July each year.

In order to be considered, please submit the following documents to Nicola Moody (nicola.moody@york.ac.uk) at least 10 weeks before the submission deadline date:

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

It is recommended that you contact your proposed mentor in advance of applying. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Nicola Moody (nicola.moody@york.ac.uk).

NIHR Advanced Fellowships

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) offers advanced fellowships to those on the trajectory to becoming a future leader in NIHR research. This is an annual call, usually launched in the autumn.

In order to be considered, please submit the following documents to Nicola Moody (nicola.moody@york.ac.uk):

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

It is recommended that you contact your proposed mentor in advance of applying. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Nicola Moody (nicola.moody@york.ac.uk).

Centre for Future Health

The Centre for Future Health was established with funding from the Wellcome Trust and the University of York to support new collaborative projects that will address some of the most important health issues and challenges facing us today and into the coming decades. It offers two year fellowships.

In order to be considered, please submit the following documents to Nicola Moody (nicola.moody@york.ac.uk).

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

 It is recommended that you contact your proposed mentor in advance of applying.