Deadline: 8 March 2012
Open to: Candidates with a doctorate or equivalent research experience
Fellowship: The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution
Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research. It is anticipated that a Fellowship will lead to a more permanent academic position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline, and approximately 80 Fellowships will be available in 2012. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.
The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £23,000 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.
Fellowships are normally tenable for three years on a full-time basis, but requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period will be considered if this is appropriate for the nature of the research proposed and the career development of the individual. Please note that Fellowships of 24 months are no longer offered by the Trust. Fellowships will commence between the beginning of the 2012/2013 academic year and 1 May 2013.
Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 4.00pm on 8 March 2012. Statements from three nominated referees should also be submitted online as part of the application procedure.
The Trust will report results to applicants by the end of May 2012.
Please download a copy of the 2012 Scheme Leaflet & Help Notes and read through carefully before completing your application.
To access the online application system please click the link here and follow the instructions.
If your query has not been answered in these pages Andreas Heiner (020 7042 9863).
The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) will be sponsoring applications for the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowship competition in 2012. This is an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to access substantial and prestigious funding.
SSEES offers the largest UK concentration of research in the history, economics, politics, sociology, anthropology, culture, literature and languages of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe and Russia. You can learn more here.