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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme

Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Warwick encourages applications from early career researchers to the Leverhulme Trust's Early Career Fellowship scheme.

Full application details to the University of Warwick can be found on

The Faculty of Arts will run an internal selection process to identify the candidates that it wishes to put forward. For this, prospective applicants must submit an Expression of Interest containing the following information to Hattie Hine, Project Support Officer for the Faculty of Arts ( by 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020:  

  • 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 this stage.

Candidates should consult the guidance on the Leverhulme Trust’s website prior to submitting an Expression of Interest ( In particular, they should note that applicants must:

  • hold a doctoral degree or equivalent research experience by the time they take up the Fellowship. If currently registered for a doctorate, they must have submitted their thesis by 4pm on 27th February 2020;
  • have not yet have held a permanent academic appointment;
  • not have existing funding in place for a duration equivalent to or greater than the duration of the Early Career Fellowship;
  • be within four years of the award of their doctorate. Those who submitted their thesis for viva voce examination before 27th February 2016 are not eligible to apply, unless they have since had a career break;
  • either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship or at the time of the application deadline hold a non-permanent academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term lectureship, fellowship) which commenced no less than 4 months prior to 27th February 2020.

The University will support successful candidates in the development of full applications, the deadline for which is 27th February 2020. For any queries about the scheme, please contact Hattie Hine.