Research and Fellowships

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The Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute (LAHRI) exists to strengthen and enrich the intellectual life of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures and we are proud to offer a number of research programmes and funding schemes.

Interdisciplinary Research and Impact Fund for Culture (2020-21)

 LAHRI and the Cultural Institute are pleased to announce a new fund for 2020-21. Open to researchers accross the University to develop an interdisciplinary research or impact project with representation from the arts and humanities and/or a cultural element.

LAHRI Short-Term Fellowship Scheme 2020-2021

The scheme offers Leeds PhD graduates the support needed to advance their research and their careers in the period between thesis completion and the taking up of a first post. Fellowships last for six months and fellows are encouraged to take part in the Fellows' work-in-progress seminars and generally to participate in the life of the Institute.

Sadler Seminar Series 

The Sadler Seminar series supports colleagues wishing to pursue research questions that, to be answered well, require collaboration across disciplinary lines. 

LAHRI Speculative Conversations Series

This is a temporary replacement for the ‘Speculative Lunch’ scheme. Its aim is the same: to offer researchers in the arts and humanities the opportunity to discuss interdisciplinary research ideas at an early stage of formulation, with a view to establishing research collaborations around particular themes..

Brotherton Short-Term Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2020

LAHRI, in collaboration with the University of Leeds Special Collections, was pleased to support a limited number of short-term post-doctoral fellowships for 2020. These fellowships are designed exclusively for early-career researchers to make use of the Special Collections held within the Brotherton Library. The fellowships exist to develop the fellow’s ability to make strong applications to externally-funded post-doctoral positions which must then be held at the University of Leeds. The deadline for the 2019-20 round has now passed.