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Interested in applying for a Fellowship with the Department? Below is some information on what to do if you are applying:

  • Make sure your host institution gets in contact with our Director of Research and the academic that you are hoping to work with.
  • 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 40 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:

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

ESRC NINE DTP – Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

North East and Northern Ireland Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP) applications are currently open for Fellowships to commence on 1 October 2021. Full details of the scheme, including application documents are available on the NINEDTP website at

Expressions of interest (comprising a CV and 2-page proposal) must be submitted to the department by 1 February 2021. Following this, the selected candidate(s) will be invited to submit a full application by the deadline of 23 March 2021.

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

If you are potentially interested in submitting an application to this scheme (further details at, please note 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.