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Funding Opportunities

Postdoctoral funding

The Department is very pleased to support applications to post-doctoral funding competitions from candidates working on topics relating to its wide range of research interests. Applicants wishing to apply for an Early Career Fellowship through the Department will receive assistance in the form of feedback on individual draft applications, especially the project proposal. The key schemes are:

  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships ***THIS CALL IS NOW OPEN** Please secure a mentor and register your expressions of interest by Thursday 23 November 2023; the department deadline for applications is 1st December 2023; allowing review and development ahead of the funder deadline in March). Open to those with a degree from a UK university or holding an academic position at the time of application. Applicants must be within five years of the award of a PhD and have submitted their PhD at the time of application.  See below for further information.  
  • British Academy International Fellowship ***THIS CALL WILL OPEN SOON** Department deadline will be December 2023, ahead of the funder call for applications opening in January 2024).  This call is for applicants working outside the UK and not holding UK citizenship at the time of application. Applicants should have completed their PhD by the time of the start date of the Fellowship. See below for further information.

Please note that all post-doctoral applications are subject to an initial round of selection procedures within the University. Applications to all schemes are subject to internal review in the Department and Faculty level. If you are interested in applying for a post-doctoral fellowship with the Department on Philosophy, please contact the Arts and Humanities Research Team:


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Durham University

***The British Academy 2024 call will open soon***

Interested candidates are advised to make contact with a potential mentor for this scheme NOW, in advance of the funder call which opens in January 2024.  Please check your eligibility for the scheme before making your enquiry.  


Further information on the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship can be found at: Postdoctoral Fellowships | The British Academy

Candidates are also strongly advised to review the British Academy’s policy on grant making:  BA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 guidance notes | The British Academy

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact the Director of Research, Professor Anna Marmodoro  or the Faculty Research team