Institute of Archaeology


Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship competition 2023-24

8 August 2023

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is supporting applications for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships with an internal deadline of 20 October 2023 for consideration of applications.

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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research.

Support for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships at UCL involves a two-stage internal competition, firstly at departmental and then at Faculty level.

  • The Institute of Archaeology (IoA) internal deadline for applications will be 12 noon on Friday 20 October 2023

Application process

  1. Applicants should fully complete the attached template application form (link below, the form replicates the online application, which will not be available before the Faculty deadline) and submit their draft applications by email to Jo Dullaghan, IoA Research Administrator, by the above deadline.  Prospective referees should be named on the form but do not need to be contacted at this stage.
     - 2024 application form template
  2. Applicants should confirm their eligibility to apply to the scheme and have the agreed support of a mentor at the Institute of Archaeology who will need to complete a supporting statement as part of the application process. The mentor statement, which is also required by the above deadline, should comment on: (a) the proposed project, including its objectives, methods, outputs, and feasibility, as well as its importance to the discipline; (b) the applicant’s preparation to conduct the research; (c) the project’s relationship to the mentor’s expertise, departmental strengths, and broader institutional fit.
     - 2024 mentor form
  3. Full eligibility criteria, guidance and application notes on how to fill out the application can be found on the Leverhulme Trust ECF webpages.
  4. Applicants are strongly encouraged to get as much critical feedback as possible on their draft proposals in advance of submission for IoA review.

Following the IoA review, selected applications will be submitted to the Faculty-level competition (deadline: 4pm on 16 November 2023). Applicants successful at the Faculty-level competition will then be mentored through the application submission process to the funder. 

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