School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Newcastle University School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics supports a limited number of applications to this scheme on a competitive basis.

2020 Entry

In order to help support and develop the best quality applications we invite candidates to submit expressions of interest no later than 5pm on 2 December 2019. We advise applicants to identify a mentor in the School as early as possible. Mentors must be recognised research leaders in your chosen area of specialism, and have the capacity to support your project.

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Laura Elliott and take the form of:

  1. A summary of the research project (2 sides of A4 maximum). Please include details of your methodology, timetable and proposed outputs. The summary should take particular note of the following guidance: 'The objective is for Fellows to undertake a significant piece of publishable research during the tenure of the award, and the project put forward should therefore not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project.' The project should also be able to demonstrate strong fit in terms of School’s research profile and you should identify an appropriate mentor with whom you’ve spoken in advance:
  2. A CV, including publications, of no more than 2 sides of A4

Please read the guidance notes and criteria for eligibility carefully, noting that your PhD must have been submitted between 27 February 2016 and 27 February 2020:

We will notify candidates of the outcome in January/February 2019.

If you have an queries, please contact the Schools Director of Research, James Procter