2021 Early Career Fellowships

London (GB)
Thursday, 21 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Early Career Fellowships offer a three-year salaried post for researchers at the beginning of their academic career, providing them with the opportunity for career advancement and enabling them to undertake a significant piece of original publishable research.

In response to the financial challenges facing the Higher Education sector in the forthcoming academic year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trust has adjusted the value of the awards for the 2021 round. The Trust will contribute 100% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £50,000 in year one of the award. The Trust will then contribute 50% of the Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £25,000 in years two and three, with the balance to be paid by the host institution. The Trust’s maximum annual contribution will be pro-rated if the Fellowship is held on a part-time basis. Research expenses of £6,000 a year are also available.

To be eligible, applicants must either have a degree from a UK university or currently hold an academic post in the UK. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral thesis not more than four years before the application closing date of 25 February 2021. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a break in their academic career. Those currently registered for a doctorate may apply only if they have submitted their doctoral thesis by the closing date. Applications must be made with the support of a host institution.

Fellowships are tenable for three years on a full-time basis and must begin between 1 September 2021 and 1 May 2022. The Trust will support requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period for health related reasons, disability or childcare commitments.

Closing date: Thursday 25 February 2021

For more information please call 020 7042 9863 or email grants@leverhulme.ac.uk  

For full details and to apply please visit www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships

Registered Charity No. 1159154

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