Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society Short-term Post-doctoral Fellowships 2019

Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute, in collaboration with the University of Leeds Special Collections, and the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society is pleased to announce two short-term post-doctoral fellowships for 2019. 

These fellowships are designed exclusively for early-career researchers to make use of the YAHS Special Collections held within the Brotherton Library. Scholars working in any discipline are eligible to apply.

Successful applicants will spend four weeks in Leeds to carry out research activities aimed at developing the fellow’s ability to make strong applications to externally-funded post-doctoral positions which must then be held at the University of Leeds (e.g. British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships; Leverhulme Early-Career Fellowships; Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions; Newton Fellowships, Marie Curie Fellowships, Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships, NERC Research Fellowships). 

On completion of their research, Fellows are required to write a short report on their experience that will be submitted to the funding body, the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society, and to write a blog post to promote the collection and their research, which will be used on the Special Collections, LAHRI and YAHS websites.

Award value

Fellows are awarded £2,000 living expenses and up to £500 travel expenses, while they are in Leeds.


Completed application forms should be submitted to the LAHRI Administrator in advance of the deadline at 5pm on Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Fellowships awarded should take place before the end of September 2019 (and prior to the intended application for an externally-funded fellowship).


Candidates who have completed their PhD at any university are eligible. Scholars who have completed their doctorate at Leeds are eligible to apply.

All candidates must have passed their PhD viva by the application deadline, but not earlier than April 2014. Exceptions to this rule may be allowed in certain circumstances, subject to prior agreement. 

Download the extended guidance document and application form.           

For any further information on these fellowships, please contact Professor Alison Fell, LAHRI Director, via the LAHRI@Leeds.ac.uk