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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (CSR) at the University of Warwick is pleased to invite Expressions of Interest from highly qualified researchers in the field who seek to apply for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, tenable in the Centre. The CSR is a buoyant hub of interdisciplinary research, with a well-established international reputation. Specialisms range from the Middle Ages to the seventeenth century, in particular covering Italy, France, Spain, England, the Holy Roman Empire, and their territories. Particular strengths of CSR members include literature, intellectual history, social and cultural history, history of the book, history of religion, history of science and medicine, history of art, history of universities, epistolary networks, history of translation, the relationships between Neo-Latin and the vernaculars, and the classical tradition. Potential mentors can be found here, under 'academic staff'.

Please see the Leverhulme Trust's website for details of eligibility and the application procedure.

Interested applicants are invited to send the following documents by (and preferably before) 3pm on Friday, 24th November 2023 both to the CSR's administrator Jayne Sweet ( and to the Centre's director Teresa Grant (

  • a short description of their proposed project (maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • a copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages), with indication of numbers of words for items in press
  • a statement indicating:
  1. why they would like to hold a fellowship at Warwick and why, more precisely, at the CSR
  2. the precise title, length and status of any monograph in press or otherwise
  3. how they would contribute to the Centre's programmes of research and teaching
  4. the name of an academic at the University of Warwick whose research is relevant to their work and who would be willing to support their project (this individual must already have agreed to doing so)
  5. the names of three referees (letters are not required at this stage) and why you have chosen them

The Leverhulme Trust's website is likely to address most questions. For other queries, you are welcome to contact the Centre's director.

The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance will aim to shortlist its candidates by mid December, so that candidates will have over two months to finalise their proposals for the Leverhulme's deadline of 22nd February 2024.

Successful candidates typically have an articulated publications profile, including a monograph either in press or at an advanced stage. The Leverhulme project should be conceived as something clearly separate from the dissertation, although it can build on it. The CSR has been very successful in recruiting fellows to this scheme, including in recent years Drs Sara Trevisan, Marta Celati, Claudia Daniotti, Xiaona Wang, and Tom Pert. It also has a strong record of recruiting fellows to other schemes, such as the British Academy and MHRA, and to project grants.