Holding your fellowship here enables you to establish your academic career in a vibrant, inclusive, research-intensive environment.

We are looking for independent researchers to come to Leeds and see how we are tackling some of society’s biggest challenges. 

A fellowship award gives you the opportunity to set aside time to conduct independent research, grow or expand your own group, and progress your career.

We welcome enquiries from fellowship applicants at any career stage, or academics wishing to transfer their existing fellowship to Leeds. You should discuss your application with an academic sponsor or Head of School at the earliest opportunity.

What we offer 

You'll have access to a range of support, facilities and opportunities, including:  

  • help identifying funding opportunities
  • specialist research facilities and infrastructure
  • access to industry through our Nexus innovation hub
  • application support via workshops and one-to-one training
  • help shaping your research ideas and support for proposal development
  • rigorous pre-application peer review
  • CV development
  • coaching and interview preparation
  • great city to live and work in with excellent transport links

Fellowship schemes currently available

For each scheme you should contact your proposed host School via the faculty listings. For schemes with an internal process you should email the R&I development team via R-IDevelopment@leeds.ac.uk. Inform us that you intend to submit, once you have secured the support of a host School, so we can advise of you of timescales and requirements. For EU fellowships and grants please email the EU funding team via EUFunding@leeds.ac.uk.

Fellowship schemes currently available include:  

Some fellowship schemes place restrictions on how many applications can be submitted by a single institution. Please make sure that you discuss your proposal with your potential host school.

Institutionally coordinated opportunities

For details of institutionally coordinated Fellowship opportunities, visit the University’s  Research and Innovation Service website.