Scholarships & Funding
Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies (FIGS) online
Visit the FIGS website for information about funding for graduate research activities.
Inaugural Lecture Series
The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
About The Leverhulme Trust
The Leverhulme Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the First Viscount Leverhulme with the instruction that its resources should be used to support “scholarships for the purposes of research and education.” Since that time, the Trust has provided funding for research projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries and prizes.
The Trust places special weight on:
- The originality of the projects put to them
- The significance of the proposed work
- The ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project
- The removal of barriers between traditional disciplines.
The Faculty of Arts & Humanities has approved the submission of 3 applications for this funding.
- Applicants must not yet have held a full-time established academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution, nor may Fellows hold such a post concurrently with the Early Career Fellowship. Those in receipt of a stipendiary Fellowship may not hold this at the same time as an Early Career Fellowship.
- All candidates must hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience by the time they take up the Fellowship. Those who are or have been registered for a doctorate at any time may apply only if they have submitted their doctoral thesis by the closing date of 4.00pm on 7th March 2013, and confirmation of this is required as part of the application procedure. Those who at the time of commencing the Fellowship are registered for or are intending to register for degrees, professional or vocational qualifications are not eligible.
- Applications are invited from those with a doctorate who had their doctoral viva not more than 5 years from the application closing date. Hence those who had their viva before 7 March 2008 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break. Those wishing to make a case for a career break should present the case for interruption by a period of maternity leave, family commitments, illness, or other unusual circumstances.
- Applicants must either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship or at the time of application hold an academic position in the UK. Applications from those having an association with the UK academic community of less than two years’ duration will be strengthened by a move of employing institution. The intention is to support the career development of those building an academic career within the UK.
Successful applications will be 50% funded by The Leverhulme Trust, up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum, and 50% funded by the host faculty.
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.
Please ensure that applications do not include any of the ineligible costs listed here.
Application forms can be accessed from Friday 4th January 2013 through The Leverhulme Trust online application system.
Applicants should contact staff members in the relevant department to act as their mentor and assist them with the preparation of their application.
Statements from three nominated referees should also be submitted online as part of the application procedure.
Paper or electronic copies of all prospective submissions must be sent as a PDF to the relevant faculty office by Friday 8th February 2013.
Successful applicants will then by notified by the faculty that their application can be submitted online via The Leverhulme Trust website (final deadline is 4.00pm on 7th March 2013).
The Trust will report results to applicants by the end of May 2013.
Point of Contact
Arts & Humanities applications should be sent to Georgina Hills (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Social & Historical Sciences applications should be sent to Tessa Rickards (email@example.com).
Appropriate office space will be assigned to successful applicants.