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Support and Funding

Through our funding schemes and research support we aim to initiate and develop transformative research collaborations and ideas.

Researchers based at the University of Leeds, or anyone who wants to work in collaboration with our arts and humanities research community, can contact us for an informal discussion about their plans, whatever the stage of development might be.

A number of our schemes, including the LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Visiting Fellowships and Brotherton Fellowships, are open to applicants beyond Leeds.

We also offer a range of funding schemes exclusively for University of Leeds researchers at all stages of their careers. These include our Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme for recent or upcoming Leeds PhD graduates, a pump-priming fund to enable researchers to further develop or finalise a specific funding bid, and our annual Sadler Seminar Series, which generates new cross-disciplinary collaborations within and beyond Leeds.

Other Support and Funding Opportunities

LUCAS-LAHRI Virtual Visiting Fellowships

The Virtual Research Fellowships are a collaboration between LAHRI and the University's Centre for African Studies (LUCAS). The short-term Fellowships are for academics based at institutions on the African continent, who through these positions will be given an opportunity to undertake a well-defined piece of research in collaboration with academics at Leeds.

John Bedford Fellowship

The John Bedford Fellowship is designed exclusively for a researcher to make use of the John Evan Bedford Library of Furniture History in Special Collections at the University of Leeds.

Brotherton Fellowship

In collaboration with the University of Leeds Special Collections, we are delighted to offer the Brotherton Fellowship for 2024. This prestigious Fellowship enables an early-career researcher to make use of the Special Collections held within the Brotherton Library, with a view to developing strong applications to externally-funded postdoctoral positions which must then be held at the University of Leeds.

LAHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships

Our non-stipendary Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme is open to recent or upcoming Leeds PhD graduates. Fellows are based at LAHRI, with full access to Library facilities and training opportunities. There are two deadlines each year, and we provide our community of Fellows with a programme of regular workshops and bespoke support to position them for external Fellowship opportunities and academic-related careers.