WIRL-COFUND | Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick is pleased to announce that up to eight fellowships will be available in 2018 as part of the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership programme (WIRL-COFUND). The WIRL-COFUND fellowships are jointly funded by the University of Warwick and the European Union through the Marie Skłodowska Curie COFUND scheme (Grant Agreement 713548). The fellowships will provide the opportunity for outstanding early career researchers from around the world to spend two years at Warwick, developing their independent research and undertaking training which will help them develop into the next generation of research leaders.

These two-year fellowships will offer successful applicants the opportunity to accelerate their research careers by developing their own independent research ideas in a world-leading research environment whilst undertaking a specific programme of advanced training delivered through the IAS Academic Careers and Leadership Programme.

Who can apply?

Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply but they must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the United Kingdom for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to 1st May 2019. Applicants should also be in possession of a PhD or 4 years equivalent research experience.

The programme aims to help postdoctoral researchers at an early stage in their research career to develop an independent research profile and establish themselves as a future research leader.

In line with the ethos of the IAS, fellowships are open to applicants of any discipline who are able to demonstrate the ability to apply or extend their knowledge beyond disciplinary specialisms and propose a comprehensive and innovative research project that aligns with at least one of Warwick’s cross-faculty Global Research Priorities.

All fellows will have an academic mentor at Warwick. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify a suitable mentor and to contact them prior to application in order to ensure they are able to support your application.

How to apply

  • All applications must be submitted via the University of Warwick Job Search System. Applications submitted by any other means or which do not use the specified documents will not be accepted.
  • The call will open on 1st October 2018 and the deadline for submissions is 30th November 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date. Applications will be peer-reviewed through early 2019 and interviews will take place in early May 2019.
  •  Fellowships will start in September 2019
Application date
30 Nov 2018
24 months
Europe United Kingdom
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 9 years
H2020 programme type
Excellent Science Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
Grants available