Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships


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The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme is aimed at those at a relatively early stage of their academic career but with a proven record of research. Fellowships are tenable for 36 months on a full-time basis to commence between September 2019 and May 2020.


Applications are invited from those with a doctorate who submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination not more than 4 years before the Leverhulme closing date of 28 February 2019. Hence those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination before 28 February 2015 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break. Those who are or have been registered for a doctorate at any time may apply only if they will have submitted their doctoral thesis by the Leverhulme closing date. Applicants must not hold or have held a permanent academic position in a UK university.   In addition those who have been, or are currently a Principal Investigator on a 3-year post-doctoral research project, or have held or currently hold a comparable 3-year post-doctoral position to pursue their own research (e.g. a JRF) are not eligible to apply.

Please also note that Leverhulme states that priority will be given to applicants who show evidence of mobility in their academic careers to date.

The Leverhulme award requires matched funding from the host institution and is for up to £25,000 per annum, plus personal research expenses of up to £6,000 per year.

For full details of the Leverhulme scheme please see https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships


Fell Fund support
The Humanities Division uses some of its allocation of the OUP John Fell Fund to provide the required matched funding for two applications from each of the Humanities Faculties.


History Faculty Call for Applications
The Faculty now invites applications for History’s nominees.

Please find the application form here: 


Applications must be emailed to the Research Facilitator (rdo@history.ox.ac.uk) by 9am on Friday 18th January. Applications are to comprise:

  1. A completed application form (please find a blank copy attached)
  2. A brief mentor statement from an Oxford History Faculty member, indicating their willingness to act as the mentor and commenting on how the candidate would fit into the History Faculty
  3. An academic reference (of the candidate’s choice e.g. doctoral supervisor, examiner) which gives an assessment of the strengths of the applicant

The mentor statement (2) and reference (3) may be emailed by the referees directly, and should be submitted by 9am on Friday 18th January.

The nominees will be selected by a sub-group of the History Faculty Research Committee.




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