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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2021

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2021

The School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2021 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme

Our School has four main language areas: East Asian, French, German, Iberian and Latin American, Our language areas are linked by several research themes and we have a particular focus on the modern and contemporary period.

  • Film, Media and Visual Arts
  • History and Social Anthropology
  • Linguistics
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Translation and Interpreting

We are active within a number of research centres and groups, including:


Staff also take part in a wide range of department-based and interdisciplinary School seminars. For more information on our research activities, including specialist areas, major grants and research seminars, please visit:

Details of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme and eligibility criteria can be found here:

We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the scheme, and would be happy to offer support and feedback in preparing applications. Candidates should demonstrate a record of publications appropriate to the stage of their career, but at least one publication will be expected. Initial enquiries can be directed to the Director of Research in the School, Professor Shirley Jordan or to members of staff closest to your research interests (email addresses are available on our website).

In order to consider your application, we require potential candidates to submit:
A full academic CV (not more than 2 pages of A4) indicating your previous qualifications, publications and any other academic or public engagement activities.
A research proposal. This should include: Title, Fields of Study, Abstract (100 words) Details of current and past research (250 words) Detailed statement of proposed research (no more than 2 pages of A4). Please refer to the Leverhulme Guidelines for additional help on what to include in this statement.
A statement on why Newcastle University would be a good institutional fit (no more than 1 page of A4) including a proposed mentor for your project.

These documents should be sent as a single pdf to Carolyn Taylor by noon on Friday 4th December, 2020. Your application will be considered internally, and you will be notified whether you have been selected to submit your application to the Leverhulme Trust by the week commencing 14th December. The Leverhulme Trust submission deadline is 25th February 2021 but due to the additional institutional support details required from Newcastle University, candidates must complete their application before 17th February 2021.