Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships at University of Leeds

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS) at the University of Leeds encourages expressions of interest from researchers working in the School’s disciplines in having a Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Postdoctoral Fellowship hosted by the School. The official funding call is expected to be launched on 22 June 2021 and close on 15 September 2021. The eligibility conditions below reflect our best current understanding, but are subject to correction; see

PRHS is a vibrant and exciting intellectual community comprising roughly 40 permanent academic research staff and 85 graduate students in addition to numerous postdoctoral, research, and teaching staff. PRHS has a strong track record with the predecessor scheme (Horizon2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships).

Duration and funds: Fellowships may last between 12-24 months, and provide an allowance to cover your living, travel, and family costs.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree. (Years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count; nor will years of experience in research in third countries for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.) Researchers of any nationality can apply. To be eligible to apply to hold one of these fellowships at Leeds you also should not have lived or worked in UK for more than 12 months during the three years up to the closing date of the call.  

For your project to be hosted by PRHS, your research must be in philosophy, theology and religious studies, or history and/or philosophy of science. Those intending to submit an expression of interest must contact Dr Thomas Brouwer in advance to ensure that the proposed research fits the supervisory expertise available in Leeds. All other queries should also be sent to this address.

Expressions of interest in having a Marie Curie fellowship hosted at Leeds should be submitted by emailing Isobel Lister by 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 21 June 2021 with (1) a detailed CV, and (2) a proposal of no more than 2 pages outlining the following:

- Introduction, state-of-the-art/research context, specific research objectives, and an overview of the proposed research project.
- Research methodology and approach: highlight the type of research/innovation activities proposed.
- Originality and innovative aspects of the research programme: explain the contribution that the action (i.e. the research and/or innovation activities) is expected to make to advancements within your field. Describe any novel concepts, approaches, or methods that will be implemented.
- Interdisciplinary aspects (if relevant).

To prepare their full applications for submission by the September 2021 call deadline, applicants with successful expressions of interest will receive significant guidance during July-August 2021 using our successful model applications and focused support for grant application development.