An introduction to our external fellowships initiative
Welcome to the University of Leeds – a place where inspirational learning and teaching has gone hand in hand with brilliant research for more than a century. We have long been recognised as one of the UK's leading universities and regularly rank in the world top 100. Now we are embarking on an ambitious journey to do even more. We are already investing in more than 40 new chair appointments to build on our existing research and teaching strengths, but we are also keen to host outstanding early career researchers who can help us to strengthen our research activities still further. This is where you come in.
We are looking to attract researchers who would like to apply for externally funded fellowships to undertake research at Leeds. Funding bodies from all over the world offer fellowship opportunities for excellent researchers who wish to pursue a research career. The University of Leeds External Fellowships Initiative will support the highest quality candidates in identifying funding sources to enable them to undertake their research at Leeds, and will then support them in submitting a proposal. The University of Leeds will, where required, provide additional funding to supplement the funding obtained.
We have long been recognised as one of the UK's leading universities
If you share our vision, have a look at this website which provides links to the research currently undertaken across the University, our excellent research environment and information about what the city of Leeds has to offer. If you feel that you would like to undertake your research at Leeds, click on "apply now" and complete the Expression of Interest form and we will be in touch.
We are also interested in hearing from you if you already have Fellowship funding and would like to bring this to Leeds.
Professor David Hogg
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation
Find out more about our fellowships initiative
Working at the University
Dr James Duce, one of our current externally funded fellows, gives his view on applying for a Fellowship through Leeds, and what it is like to work at the University.Learn more
Leeds and the UK
Whatever your interests, Leeds and the surrounding area offers something for everyone.Learn more
Get a flavour of our on-going research activities within our nine Faculties.Learn more