Independent fellowship opportunities

The School of Divinity is happy to hear from researchers interested in holding externally funded fellowships at the University of St Andrews. 

The School is an inspiring setting for independent research. It offers support and collaboration clustered around several research seminars and ongoing projects. Together with the University, the School also supports the professional development of its researchers through tailored programmes and networks.

To express an interest in a funding scheme, please contact both the Head of School and the Director of Research, enclosing a CV and a separate outline of your proposed research interests and area (two pages).

When assessing your expression of interest for support, the School considers:

  • your track record
  • the research that you propose to carry out and where that fits within the School strategy
  • your career stage, experience and why you would benefit from this fellowship at this stage in your career.

As part of its policy, the School actively promotes the fair treatment of all staff and students irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, age, race, belief, disability, pregnancy and maternity or relationship status.

Fellowship schemes 

The School will consider supporting exceptional candidates in a range of schemes including: 

  • British Academy fellowships for early career researchers and established scholars, for international visitors and for UK-based academics
  • Leverhulme Trust fellowships for scholars at different career stages, for UK-based scholars, and for international visitors
  • fellowships from the European Research Commission (ERC).