Leverhulme 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 70 Fellowships will be available in 2010. 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 £6000 to further his or her research activities.
Fellowships are normally tenable for either two or 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. Fellowships will commence between the beginning of the 2010/2011 academic year and 1 May 2011.
Eligibility information can be found at:http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/grants/early_career_fellowships/
The online application form can be accessed at: http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/grants_awards/Online%20Application%20Login/
Applications must be submitted online by the closing date of 4.00pm on 11 March 2010.