Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship opportunity is now available in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds.

Individual Fellowships (IFs) are a great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad. 

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (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 this scheme, hosting 6 successful applications in the last five years.

To prepare their full applications for submission, applicants with successful expressions of interest will receive significant guidance during July-August 2022 using our successful model for applications and focused support for grant application development.

Duration and funds

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


Applicants must have a PhD by the call deadline (14 September 2022). Applicants who have defended their doctoral thesis but have not been formally awarded the degree by this date are eligible. Applicants must have no more than 8 years of experience in research (not including career breaks or related experience outside research). Fellows need not be EU citizens. 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, history and philosophy of science, or theology and religious studies.


Expressions of interest in having a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship hosted at Leeds should be submitted by emailing Isobel Lister ( by 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 27 June 2022 with (1) a statement of eligibility, (2) a detailed CV, and (3) 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).

Further information

You can find out more about the structure and content of full Marie Curie IF applications here.


Those intending to submit an expression of interest are requested to contact the PRHS Director of Research and Innovation, Dr Heather Logue (, for help with identifying potential supervisors for the proposed research.