2021 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships – call for applications

Applications are now open.


The School welcomes applications for the 2021 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships scheme.

Applicants are requested to send a two-page statement of proposed research, CV, and statement of support from the mentor (see below) to Professor Jocelyn Evans (j.a.j.evans@leeds.ac.uk) by Friday 27 November 2020; decisions will be communicated by Friday 11 December 2020. Full drafts of selected applications will be submitted for internal review by the end of January 2021.

Prospective applicants should contact the member of POLIS staff whom they wish to act as their mentor.

Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position, either within the same or another institution.

Fellowships are tenable for three years on a full-time basis. The Trust will support requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period for health related reasons, disability or childcare commitments.

Full information for this round is available at https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships.

The 2021 round will be open on 1 January 2021 with a deadline of 25 February.