LHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme for Leeds PhD students

Applications are invited for the latest round of Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

University of Leeds PhD students in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures who have recently submitted their completed theses, or have recently passed their doctoral vivas, are invited to apply to become short-term Postdoctoral Fellows in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI).

This scheme is intended to give the best of our PhD students the support needed to advance their research and their careers in the period between thesis completion and the taking up of a first post. Although these Fellowships are non-stipendiary, successful applicants will be given office space at the LHRI, full access to its computing, printing and other resources (including library access), and entrée into the collective life of a thriving, inter- and multi-disciplinary research community.

Fellowships last for 3 months. Under exceptional circumstances, Fellowships may be renewed or extended. Students can apply only after submitting their completed theses, and Fellowships may be taken up only after a thesis has passed examination (and any corrections approved). International students are encouraged to apply, but please note that students will be unable to take up an LHRI Fellowship until necessary assessments have been made of their postdoctoral immigration status. Up to 12 Fellows will be appointed in each round.

Fellows will be expected to take part in the fortnightly Fellows' work-in-progress seminars and generally to participate in the life of the Institute. Office space will be provided for the duration of the fellowship, and successful candidates are strongly encouraged to spend as much time as possible at the LHRI.

The LHRI is pleased to be able to offer our new Short-Term Postdoctoral Fellowships the opportunity to apply for up to £200 in research expenses, in support of research activities to be undertaken in the Fellowship period. Further details can be found in the application form.

Previous fellows have found the scheme rewarding in its self and as a means to further advance their careers. Recent Fellow Dr Joe Ford made the following comments: "Particularly helpful was the provision of a collegiate space where fellows from across the disciplines were able to engage with one another in ‘Work in Progress’ seminars. I’m very grateful to the LHRI for providing this space in which I could work on my postdoctoral project and am convinced that the LHRI fellowship was a springboard to getting a full-time post" 

The deadline for the next round of applications is 1 May 2017, for Fellowships to begin from 1 June.  Thereafter, applications will be accepted throughout 2017 on a quarterly basis (with deadlines on 1 August and 1 November 2017).

To apply, applicants should email a completed application form and a CV to Mike Skinner m.skinner@leeds.ac.uk by the 1 May deadline. 

A copy of the application form can be downloaded here