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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship 2018/19 competition

30 October 2017

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The Institute of Archaeology is supporting applications for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships, with an internal deadline of 4 December 2017 for consideration of applications.

Support of Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships at UCL is a two-stage process, with applications considered by an Institute of Archaeology panel in the first instance and selected applications then being forwarded to the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences for consideration at the Faculty level.

Institute of Archaeology deadline: 5pm on 4 December 2017

Information required
  • Project Title: 80 characters (max), including spaces
  • General Applicant details: Name/DoB/Contact details etc.
  • Career details: Relevant current/previous employment (if any)
  • Educational details: Degrees/qualifications including Doctoral degree (whether the PhD has been obtained or not must be stated in the application/CV. The level of pass for undergraduate and masters degrees must also be stated – according to the grading scheme of the awarding institution (i.e. not converted into a UK equivalent))
  • Main field of study: 80 characters (max), including spaces
  • Abstract: 100 words (max)
  • Details of current and past research: 250 words (max)
  • Detailed statement of proposed research: 2 sides of A4 (max), this limit includes bibliographic references (Applicants should frame their research proposals in a way which will be intelligible to non-specialist assessors. Where appropriate, applicants should use bold or bullet-points to emphasise key aims)
  • List of publications: 1 side of A4 (max)
  • Research relevant to your proposal being carried out in the host department: 100 words (max)
  • Additional reasons for selecting your chosen host department and institution: 100 words (max)
Further details

For the draft applications a CV is required and this should be 2 sides A4. References are not required for draft applications. It would be helpful, if possible, if applicants could indicate at this stage how they might use the annual research allocation of £6k provided with this Fellowship.

All applicants are strongly advised to get feedback in advance of submitting their draft applications for initial consideration by the Institute panel. Completing/recently completed PhD students could consult their PhD supervisors, while current postdoctoral staff should request assistance from their mentors or a relevant member of academic staff.

Applications should be submitted by email to Jo Dullaghan, Institute of Archaeology Research Administrator, by the above deadline and to whom any queries may be addressed. Draft applications should be submitted as one Word document or PDF file using the following title format: Surname_ECF2018draft.


Those applicants chosen by the Institute of Archaeology panel to go forward to the Faculty-level competition will need to reformat their applications into the Leverhulme Trust online application form.