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Applications for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (2015)

The Department of History at the University of Warwick is keen to encourage new research and support postdoctoral projects and supports applicants for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships (ECF), tenable in the Department. We strongly encourage potential applicants for this scheme to approach us if considering an application. Potential applicants should consider:

  • The eligibility criteria and application procedures outlined on the Leverhulme Trust website;
  • How your research and teaching plans fit with the Department’s profile;
  • Which member(s) of the Department's academic staff that would be particularly interested in the work proposed – we strongly recommend seeking their endorsement and their advice on your proposal prior to submission;
  • The highly competitive nature of this process and the small number of applications the Department will be able to endorse;
  • Other possible funding schemes where Warwick could act as the host institution.

For the 2014 round, the internal Leverhulme ECF selection process will run as follows:

  • Applications must reach the Departmental Administrator, Mr Robert Horton (, by no later than midnight on Monday 5th January 2015. Submissions must include:
    • A document including all application information required by the Leverhulme Trust, completed as far as is possible (see the ‘Scheme Leaflet’ available on the Leverhulme Trust website);
    • A one-page outline of an undergraduate second-year module, based on your field of research, that could be taught in the second year of the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship;
    • Your academic CV with clear contact details;
    • Two academic references. Please note that the Leverhulme Trust has the following requirements:
      "No more than one referee should be from the proposed host institution and no more than one should be from the institution where you obtained your doctorate. The Head of Department from your proposed host institution may not act as a referee."
  • You should also arrange for an endorsement of your application to be sent direct to the Departmental Administrator by a member of Warwick University History Department academic staff by Monday 5th January 2015.
  • 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.
  • Those candidates that 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, which must be submitted online to the Leverhulme Trust by 4pm on the 5th March 2015.

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

With best wishes, 

Professor Mark Philp
History Department Director of Research