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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2020

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. Approximately 100 Fellowships will be available in 2020. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK. Full details of the scheme, funding and eligibility are available on the Leverhulme website.

The closing date for applications to Leverhulme is 27 February 2020 at 4pm.

Warwick Philosophy Department invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to support in the latest round of the scheme. Due to intense researcher interest, the Department will select up to a maximum of three applicants to support in 2020. Applicants will be selected through a competitive selection process, with the procedure for obtaining departmental support as follows:

  1. Expressions of interest in the scheme should be sent by email to Clare Simpson at Clare dot Simpson at warwick dot ac dot uk by Friday, 3rd January 2020. 

  2. All expressions of interest should include the following materials:

    1. A draft proposal in Word which addresses the 'Research and Publications' section of the Leverhulme Trust ECF application form in the word length permitted

    2. An academic CV (2 pages maximum)

    3. A forwarded email or a letter confirming support for your application from your chosen mentor in Warwick Philosophy Department (who must be a permanent member of staff).

  3. All submissions received by the deadline which meet these requirements will then be reviewed by the Department’s Research Committee with the Head of Department.

  4. The criteria for selection will be:

  • Research track-record of nominee
  • Quality of proposed research to be conducted while at Warwick
  • Fit with the mentor and the strength of their support
  • Fit with broader aims of the Leverhulme competition.

5. Decisions will be reported back to applicants by w/c 13th January 2020 at the latest.

6. Successful applicants will receive feedback and administrative support from the Department and University in the approach to the Leverhulme deadline on 27th February. There will also be an application workshop held at the University of Warwick on 29th January (please note new date), which all supported applicants are advised to attend.

Queries about the scheme or process should be sent to Professor Fabienne Peter (Head of Department) at F dot Peter at warwick dot ac dot uk

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Scheme overview