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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 (funder deadline typically 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
  • Newton International (funder deadline typically April). Open to 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

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 Theology and Religion, please contact Andrew Moss, Senior Research Administrator: artsandhumanities.researchteam@durham.ac.uk