Applications are open for Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships supported by Northumbria University. The scheme offers 100 fellowships in 2019 to fund for outstanding early-career researchers who have not held a full-time permanent post in a UK university.
They are inviting expressions of interest from early-career researchers interested in collaborating with their Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences. Fellowships are funded for three years and offer research expenses of up to £6,000 per year.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- All candidates must hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience by the time they take up the Fellowship, and
- Must not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution.
- Applications from those with a doctorate must have submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination not more than four years prior to the application closing dates.
- (Hence those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis before 28th February 2015 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break.)
- The scheme offers to fund for outstanding early-career researchers who have not held a full-time permanent post in a UK university.
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To participate in the fellowship Expressions of interest should be submitted as a single PDF or Word document by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- The University is looking to support applications in the following Departments:
- School of Design
- Social Sciences and Centre for International Development
- Applicants should clearly state innovative aspects of their research and how they are of relevance to their chosen Department.
- Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest consisting of:
- An academic CV, not more than 2 pages.
- An outline research proposal to include: title, abstract, (250 words), statement of past and current research, (250 words) fit Institution and potential mentor, (250 words) and 2-page project outline.
- The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £25,000 per year and the balance is to be paid by the host institution.
- Each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 per year to further his or her research activities.
The application will close on 28 February 2019, 4 pm.