LAHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme

LAHRI fellowships scheme


Leeds Arts & Humanities Research Institute offers a limited number of Postdoctoral Fellowships each year.

This scheme is intended to give promising early-career researchers the support needed to advance their research and their careers in the period between thesis completion and the taking up of a first post.

The Fellowships are non-stipendiary, however we are able to offer successful applicants full access to the University of Leeds computing, printing and other digital resources.

Fellows will be given a staff email account, access to the Library’s resources, OD&PL professional development opportunities, as well as online research training and workshops that have been developed by LAHRI specifically for arts and humanities researchers transitioning to independence.

In the last 12 months we have developed new virtual mechanisms to ensure that our Fellows can benefit from the interaction with other researchers that is vital to the life of a flourishing interdisciplinary research community.

We can offer bespoke research support to individuals. And, when it is safe to do so, successful applicants will be offered the use of desk space and event space in LAHRI’s Clothworkers South rooms.

Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for up to £500 to support their research activity during their stay in the LAHRI.

We appreciate that Fellows are likely to be combining this with paid employment; therefore, there is no stipulation as to your attendance at the Institute (physically or virtually).


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. If offered a LAHRI short-term post doc position you are only able to accept it once you have passed your viva outright or with minor corrections.

Application process

Please use the LAHRI STF application form.

This completed form must be submitted electronically to by the stated deadline.

The deadline for the current round of applications is 5pm on Thursday 9 September 2021 for Fellowships to begin from October 2021.

Applications should consist of electronic versions of:

  1. a completed application form
  2. a CV (max. 2 pages)
  3. a scanned copy of your passport (and visa if applicable).