History of Art


Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2020-21

6 November 2019

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships information for 2020-21. The Department's internal closing date for applications is 6 January 2020.

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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The History of Art Department at UCL is seeking applications for the 2020-21 Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships. These Fellowships are 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.

We would particularly welcome applications from external candidates who are interested in working at one of the most dynamic centres for the study of art history and visual cultures in the world. As a Department committed to pushing the boundaries of the discipline, we are open to proposals that explore new ways of thinking about  traditional and non-traditional image and object production and consumption, across a wide global geography and covering a range of artefacts from traditional to new media. The research community is actively engaged with current debates and part of a vibrant global university.


The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a maximum of £25,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. 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 on Budget Tips.


Fellowships are tenable for 3 years on a full-time basis and are not renewable. The Trust will support requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period for health related reasons, disability or childcare commitments. Fellowships must commence between 1 September 2020 and 1 May 2021.

Application Process

  • Full details of the process and guidelines can be found here.
  • Applications should be discussed with Professor Rose Marie San Juan, the Department's Research Director, prior to submission.
  • Application forms can be accessed through The Leverhulme Trust online application system. Applications not on the Leverhulme application form will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered.
  • Further guidance can be found on The Leverhulme Trust website.
  • Application forms should be saved as a PDF and sent to Eleanor Day by the end of Monday 6 January 2020 (the Department's internal closing date).