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Research and innovation

We are a vibrant hub for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research that embraces multiple areas of critical investigation and forms of dissemination including written scholarship, creative writing, performance, curation, translation, community-based projects and industry publications.
We are committed to impactful research and engaging with multiple publics. Our research environment is sustained by multiple collaborations, networks and partnerships with the creative and cultural industries in the UK and beyond including museums, galleries, heritage sites and organizations, media industries, theatres and community groups, as well as with individual industry professionals and creative practitioners.

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Explore a sample of our research and activities that includes a network of African women creatives, a multidisciplinary study of Coventry, a collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces and dynamic industry-focused events.

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Discover a range of recently published monographs and creative writing from the School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures.

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Details of upcoming events and Research seminars across the School.

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Leverhulme Early career Fellowships:

We encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to The Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships scheme, for Fellowships starting in the 2023/24 academic year. The three-year Fellowship contributes 100% of the Fellow’s salary in the first year, and thereafter 50% of the salary, with the balance being paid by the University. Appointments at the University of Warwick are dependent on the award of the Fellowship.

How to Apply

Expressions of Interest must be submitted to the University by 3.00 pm on November 25, 2022.

For full instructions and guidelines, please click hereLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window.

The Department will carry out an internal selection stage to identify the candidates that it wishes to put forward. We strongly advise potential candidates to make initial contact with their proposed mentor among the Department's permanent academic staff. Any applications from candidates who have not contacted their mentor prior to submission will not be considered.

Expressions of Interest must include:

  • A short description of their project (maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • A copy of their CV (maximum 2 A4 pages)
  • The name of an academic in their proposed host Department whose research is relevant to their project and who would be willing to endorse their application. Although the Leverhulme Trust do not insist upon a formal mentoring arrangement, this is a requirement for the University of Warwick. Candidates should contact this member of staff at the earliest opportunity, and in advance of submitting the Expression of Interest.
  • The names of three referees. Please note that referees will not be asked to provide a statement at the internal selection stage.

See the Instructions and Guidelines link above for further details on the submission process.


Applications are welcomed from candidates who have a strong research profile and meet the following criteria:

  • They must hold a doctorate by the time they take up the Fellowship and must have submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination by 23rd February 2023.
  • They must either hold a degree (any degree) from a UK higher education institution or at the time of the application deadline hold an academic position in the UK that began at least four months earlier.
  • They must not have held a permanent academic post (although the Trust will consider applications from candidates whose permanent post does not include any research).
  • They must have submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce less than four years before the application closing date, i.e., no earlier than 23rd February 2019. Exceptions can be made for candidates who have had a career break. The Leverhulme Trust will also accept applications from candidates who submitted their doctoral thesis up to five years before the deadline if they can demonstrate that their work was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University will support successful candidates in the development of full applications, the deadline for which is 23rd February 2023.

Please note that in our experience, early contact with the department is key to developing a competitive application.

For the Leverhulme Trust's Guidance Page, please click here.Link opens in a new window

Impact and Public Engagement

We strive to generate impactful research that reaches wide audiences. This approach to research is rooted in collaborations, networks and partnerships with communities, creative practitioners, the creative industries and key cultural organisations and institutions regionally, nationally and internationally. Please see here for examples of recent projects.

Several members of SCAPVC have produced short videos on their research taking in topics including literary translation, loneliness, freelance workers in the creative sector and the relationship between the media and climate change.

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