Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme – Call for Applicants 2019 (Funded)

Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme – Call for Applicants 2019 (Funded)

Deadline: November 30, 2019

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick is pleased to announce that up to five fellowships will be available in 2019 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 fellowships will develop the next generation of research leaders by bringing together early career researchers from around the world into an interdisciplinary research environment where they will undertake a new, independent research project and participate in the IAS Accolade Programme, an extensive training programme aimed at building an independent research profile and establishing a research career.


The programme will recruit 30 fellows from around the world over four cohorts, the first of which started in September 2017.

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.


  • Open to researchers in any discipline, but the research proposed should show a strong link to one of the Warwick Global Research Priorities.
  • Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply
  • Applicants should also be in possession of a PhD or 4 years equivalent research experience.
  • The fellowship applicant must demonstrate transnational mobility and, on 30th April 2020, must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work/study etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years prior to this deadline.
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria will not be eligible to apply for a WIRL-COFUND Fellowship
  • In addition applicants to refer to the other criteria in the Guide for Applicants document regarding the technical details of the application

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 research.


All applications must be made using the University of Warwick online application system and use the documents and format detailed in the Guidance for Applicants

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Warwick.