Early Career Fellowships in Education Universities/Institutions in the UK
Designation/Position- Early Career Fellowships
Leverhulme Trust, UK invites application for Early Career Fellowships from eligible and interested candidates
About- For early career researchers, with a research record but who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post, to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK. The Fellowships are intended to assist those at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, and it is hoped that the appointment would lead to a more permanent position for the individual, either within the same or another institution.
Research/Job Area- Various research area
Location- Universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK
Employment and funding status
- Applicants must not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution, nor may Fellows hold such a post concurrently with the Early Career Fellowship.
- The Trust will consider applications from candidates whose permanent post does not include any research.
- Those in receipt of a stipendiary Fellowship may not hold this at the same time as an Early Career Fellowship.
- Applicants who have existing funding in place for a duration equivalent to or greater than the duration of the Early Career Fellowship should not apply.
- All candidates must hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience by the time they take up the Fellowship.
- Those who are or have been registered for a doctorate at any time may apply only if they have submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination by 4pm on the closing date of 27 February 2020.
- Candidates must not be registered for degrees, professional or vocational qualifications at the time of commencing the Fellowship.
- Applications are invited from those with a doctorate who submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination not more than four years prior to the application closing date. Hence those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination before 27 February 2016 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break. Those wishing to make a case for a career break should present the case for interruption by a period of maternity leave, family commitments, illness, or other exceptional circumstances. Please note that time spent working outside academia does not qualify as a career break.
- Applicants must either hold a degree (any degree) from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship or at the time of the application deadline must hold an academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term lectureship, fellowship) which commenced no less than 4 months prior to the closing date. Hence, those who do not hold a UK degree and whose UK academic position commenced after October 2019 are not eligible. The Trust will consider candidates without a UK degree whose UK academic post commenced after October 2019 if they have been in continuous UK academic employment for more than 4 months prior to the deadline. The intention is to support the career development of those building an academic career within the UK.
- Candidates who have been, or are currently a Principal Investigator on a three-year post-doctoral research project, or have held or currently hold a comparable three-year post-doctoral position to pursue their own research are not eligible to apply.
Approximately 100 Fellowships are available each year. Duration and timing
The awards are tenable for 36 months and are not renewable.
A Fellowship must commence between 1 September 2020 and 1 May 2021.
The Trust will support requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period for health-related reasons, disability or childcare commitments. Those holding the Fellowship part time may not undertake any other employment within a UK higher education institution during the period of the award.Research funds
In recognition of the prestige of these awards and to enable the Fellow’s research, up to £6,000 a year will be available for research expenses. The following are examples, rather than an exclusive list, of possible research expenditure: conference attendance, conference organisation (in the UK only), travel and subsistence for research trips in the UK or overseas, research assistance, laboratory consumables.
For UK and overseas subsistence (including accommodation) the Trust can contribute up to a maximum of £150 per day. For visits over 21 days it is expected that the daily rate used will be lower than the maximum.
Capital items (such as items of equipment and books) are eligible, up to a limit of £1,000 for each budget item but require explicit justification (please note, the Trust expects the host department to provide standard computing equipment e.g. a desktop computer).
How to Apply-
To make an application, please access the Leverhulme Trust Grants Management System. The recommended browser to use is Google Chrome.
When completing the online application form, please refer to the Application Help Notes.
Applications must be approved and submitted to the Trust by the host institution by 4pm on the closing date of 27 February 2020. Institutional approval is required both from the head of the host department and from an administrative officer on behalf of the host institution.
Nominated referees will also be required to provide their references via the online system within two weeks after the closing date.
Applicants will be informed of the result of their applications by email at the end of May 2020.
For Contact- [email protected]
Last Date for Apply– 27 February 2020
Decision: 22 May 2020