Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2018
This scheme enables early career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work over a period of three years. Applicants must have a track record of research, but should not have held an established academic appointment in the UK. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work (not a reworking or mere extension of the PhD/DPhil project) during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. Approximately 100 Fellowships will be available in 2018. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK. The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a maximum of £25,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Given the prestige of the awards each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 to further his or her research activities.
Departmental Selection Process
Due to the requirement for matched funding, the department will be able to support a maximum of two exceptional candidates for this call. We will therefore be running a departmental selection exercise. Any applicant wishing to be considered must submit an expression of interest via the following process.
Candidates wishing to apply to the department’s gathered field must first ensure that they meet the Leverhulme Trust’s eligibility requirements for this scheme (detailed here). In particular, potential candidates are advised to give serious consideration to the recommendation for institutional mobility made in the eligibility criteria. They must then submit the following to the Research Development Officer (Jess Williams) by noon on Monday 8 January 2018 (0th Week, Hilary Term):
All expressions of interest will be considered by a departmental panel, and candidates will be informed of the panel’s decision no later than Friday 12 January. Support will then be provided for the two selected candidates by the SAME Research Development Officer and the Divisional Research Facilitator. The internal selection criteria will be as follows:
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