Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The closing date for candidates wishing to be considered for School support in the 2018-19 round is Monday 18 December 2017.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The School is able to support a limited number of Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. We welcome expressions of interest from candidates wishing to conduct research in one, or more than one, of the institutes’ subject areas.

Please note the procedures for expressing interest for Fellowships commencing between September 2018 and May 2019 are outlined here.

The closing date for candidates wishing to be considered for School support in the 2018-19 round is Monday 18 December 2017. Candidates will be informed whether or not the School will support their applications by Friday 2 February 2018. The School will then provide further assistance to those candidates it has decided to support, in order to refine their applications to the Leverhulme Trust. These applications must then be submitted to the Leverhulme by its deadline of 1 March 2018.

Click here for further details about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships scheme. Please note that the intention of these Fellowships is to support the career development of those building an academic career in the UK. Thus, in order to be eligible, applicants must

  • not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university;
  • hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship, or, at the time of the application deadline (1 March 2018), hold a non-permanent academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term lectureship, fellowship);
  • have submitted their doctoral thesis between 1 March 2014 and  1 March 2018 (unless they have had a career break).

Further details on the above eligibility criteria are available from the Leverhulme Trust, here.

You are strongly advised to discuss your proposal at an early stage with academic staff of the institute(s) in which you wish to be based. Please note that no application may be made to the Leverhulme Trust for a fellowship hosted at School without prior authorisation.

We are delighted to welcome Hannah Cornwell and Tom Wilkinson as recently-awarded Fellows to the School through this scheme.

Please address enquiries to Rosemary Lambeth at rosemary.lambeth@sas.ac.uk.

Past Leverhulme Trust Fellows

The following held awards but outside the Early Career scheme as such:

  • Isabel Yaya (Sept 2012 - Aug 2013)
  • Sabrina Rahman (Apr 2012 - Mar 2013)
  • Stephen Enniss (Aug 2002 - Jun 2003)