LAHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme


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

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.

These Fellowships are non-stipendiary. However, when it is safe to do so, successful applicants will be given office space at LAHRI and full access to its computing, printing and other resources. In the meantime, Fellows will be given an email account, access to the Library’s electronic resources, OD&PL professional development opportunities, and the online research training provided by LAHRI.

We are also developing 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.

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 25 February 2021 for Fellowships to begin from April 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).