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Applications for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

Many thanks for your interest in applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, tenable in the Department of History at the University of Warwick. The Department is keen to encourage new research and support postdoctoral projects; potential applicants for this scheme are always welcome to approach us. In preparation for a possible bid, we recommend that each candidate considers:

  • the eligibility criteria and application procedures outlined by the Leverhulme Trust at;
  • how your research and teaching plans fit with the department’s profile;
  • which Warwick staff member(s) could be particularly interested in the work proposed (with a view to seeking their advice and endorsement ahead of submission);
  • the highly competitive nature of this process and the small number of applications the department will be able to endorse (details are still being finalized);
  • other possible funding schemes (where Warwick could act as the host institution).

For the 2012 round, the internal Leverhulme ECF selection process will run as follows:

  • applications have to reach the departmental research co-ordinator, Paulina Hoyos, by Friday 3 February 2012 at the latest (email to: Submissions need to include:
    • a document covering all application information (completed as far as possible) required by the Leverhulme Trust (see the ‘Scheme Leaflet’ available on the website indicated above);
    • academic CV;
    • 2 academic references;
    • endorsement by a member of Warwick History staff.
  • All applicants will be emailed about the outcome as soon as possible after the submission date. Given the likely strength of the field and the cost implications, this will be a difficult decision based on consideration of a wide range of factors.
  • Candidate(s) the department wishes to put forward will be asked to send their documentation to the university’s ‘Research Support Services’ (RSS) with immediate effect. RSS colleagues will be able to assist with the final preparations for the ONLINE application due to reach the Leverhulme by 8 March 2012 4pm at the latest.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to contact me or Paulina if you require any further information or advice.

With best wishes,


Professor Beat Kümin
Director of Research