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Durham University



Interested in applying for a Fellowship with the Department?

Below is some information on what to do if you are applying:

  1. Make sure your host institution gets in contact with our Director of Research and the academic that you are hoping to work with.
  2. Contact us well in advance of the deadline, normally a minimum of two months ahead of the external deadline (note that there may be earlier internal deadlines as part of the selection process), with the following information:
    • Details of the scheme to which they wish to apply
    • Name of the academic within the Department of Psychology who they are hoping to work with

Please also note: Should a Fellowship application be successful, it will be the fellow’s responsibility to deal with issues of immigration, visas etc.

Our 33 members of academic staff consistently produce and publish high impact research spanning all subdisciplines of psychology. We provide a world-class research environment for postgraduate students in biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology, along with more applied aspects such as educational psychology, forensic/criminological psychology, neuroscience (including neurorehabilitation) and health psychology. Much of our research is interdisciplinary both within the department and outside of the department.

Our research activities fall within three research groupings:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Science
  • Quantitative Social Psychology

In addition, our colleagues play leading roles in the following research institutes, centres and units:

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

If you are potentially interested in submitting an application to this scheme (further details at, please note the following internal deadlines (subject to change when UKRI update their deadlines). Internal selection is based on a CV and condensed 4 page case for support. Please contact a potential mentor in the department and/or the Director of Research for further guidance on internal requirements.

Round 6

Potential candidates to provide draft outline submission for departmental selection

16th September 2020

Candidates informed whether application being put forward

Late September 2020

Candidates to submit final draft documents for university level selection

28th October 2020

Candidates informed of university decision

December 2020

Full submission to UKRI

Late January 2021 (provisional)