The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2020 Call

Calls for expressions of interest

In January 2020, Leverhulme Trust re-opens applications to the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships.

This scheme offers 50% match-funding for salary costs of three-year academic research position. This is for an early career researcher to create a significant piece of publishable work.

The aim is to provide career development for those at an early stage of their academic careers. Applicants should have a proven record of research.

100 fellowships available

Approximately 100 fellowships will be available. The funder will provide further details in January 2020.

The Leverhulme Early Career Researcher call is strongly competitive. As a result, there is a quota and selection process.

In the School, we normally have more potential applicants than quota spaces.

To ensure applicants are fairly assessed, there's an internal School selection process. We'll review working drafts of applications (two-page proposal and two-page CV) to select candidates.

Timescale for submissions

The timescale will be:

  • Thursday 12 December 2019 - closing date for draft applications for School review
  • Monday 1 January 2019 - scheme opens
  • Tuesday 7 January 2020 - GPS selection committee
  • Friday 24 January 2020 - Schools notify HaSS Faculty of applications (applications to be on official Leverhulme forms)
  • Thursday 13 February 2020 - grants and contracts submission deadline
  • Thursday 27 February 2020 - Leverhulme submission deadline

Send expressions of interest and draft applications (two-page proposal and two-page CV) to:

They need to arrive by 17:00, Thursday 12th December.