Early Career Fellowships – Leverhulme Trust – Applications for 2023

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Lord Leverhulme left a proportion of his holdings in Lever Brothers to provide ‘scholarships for … research and education’ – and so the Leverhulme Trust came into being.

The Leverhulme Trust Board, through its Research Awards Advisory Committee, is offering approximately 145 Fellowships in 2023. These provide career development opportunities for
researchers with a proven record of research. The Fellowships are intended to assist those at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, and it is hoped that the appointment would lead to a more permanent position for the individual, either within the same or another institution. The objective is for Fellows to undertake a significant piece of publishable research during the tenure of the award, and the project put forward should therefore not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project.  Read more here :  Leverhulme Early Career Researchers

For early career researchers, with a research record but who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post, to undertake a significant piece of publishable work.

  • Opens:  1 January 2023
  •  Closes:  23 February 2023, 4pm
  • Decision:  May 2023

Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.

Before beginning your application, please read the information here: PDF Guidance for Applicants.

Value:  The scheme is based on a pattern of joint support whereby the Leverhulme Trust will contribute 50% of the Fellow’s total salary costs (including National Insurance, superannuation and London allowance, where applicable) up to a maximum of £26,000 in each year of the award, and the balance is to be contributed by the host institution. The Trust’s contribution in subsequent years will normally increase in line with pay awards and normal increments up to the annual maximum of £26,000. The Trust’s maximum annual contribution will be pro-rated if the Fellowship is held on a part-time basis. The Fellow may request up to £6,000 per annum in research expenses to further his or her research activities.

Duration:  Fellowships are tenable for 3 years on a full-time basis. The Trust will support requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period for health related reasons, disability or childcare commitments.


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