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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2024

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, either within the same or another institution. Approximately 145 Fellowships will be available in 2024. 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 websiteLink opens in a new window.

The closing date for applications to Leverhulme is 22 February 2024 at 4pm, with decisions released in May.

Sociology is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates and up to three applicants will be selected for departmental support through a competitive selection process.

The procedure is as follows:

  1. Expressions of interest in the scheme should be sent by email to Amy Clarke at by 12noon on Monday 4th December. 
  2. All expressions of interest should include the following materials:
  1. An outline project proposal (2 pages maximum)
  2. An academic CV
  3. An email or letter confirming support for your application from your chosen mentor in Sociology (who must be a permanent member of staff).
  • All submissions received by the deadline and meeting these requirements will be reviewed by the Department Selection Panel.
  • The criteria for selection are:
  • 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 12 January 2024.

6. Successful applicants will receive feedback and administrative support from the Department and University prior to the Leverhulme deadline on 23 February 2024.

Queries about the scheme or process should be sent to Professor Goldie Osuri (Director of Research & Impact) at

Useful Links:

Scheme overviewLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window

Key Dates:

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 12noon on Monday 04th December 2023

Leverhulme Deadline: 4pm on 22 February 2024

Thu 02 Nov 2023, 14:09 | Tags: Research

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2023

The Sociology Department will be supporting applications to the next round of the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships Scheme, which aims to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers.

There is a single-stage internal selection process, with applicants invited to submit expressions of interest to the department by 12 noon on Thursday, 1st December 2022.

Queries about the scheme or process should be sent to Professor Nick Gane (Director of Research) at

Thu 10 Nov 2022, 08:00 | Tags: Homepage Research

Dr Khursheed Wadia awarded WJM Mackenzie prize for the best book in political science for 2017-18

Congratulations to Dr Khursheed Wadia whose book - jointly authored with Daniele Joly - won the PSA's WJM Mackenzie prize for "The best book in political science" for 2017-18.

Mon 29 Apr 2019, 13:13 | Tags: Research Staff

The latest edition of Toxic News is now available

The Toxic News e-magazine was conceived as a result of the European Research Commission funded project Toxic Expertise hosted by the Sociology Department. The project examines competing claims about the health effects of pollution, focusing on the global petrochemical industry.

In this edition Diane SicotteLink opens in a new window writes on the toxic relationship between fracking and plastics; Troy D Abel, Jonah White and Stacy ClausonLink opens in a new window examine environmental injustice in South Seattle; Sarah Marie Wiebe, Jen Bagelman and Laurence Butet-RochLink opens in a new window explore the experience of indigenous peoples at the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reserve in Canada's 'Chemical Valley'; Sophia JaworskiLink opens in a new window suggests we move beyond environmental injustices associated with proximity of industry towards interrogating the toxicity of everyday landscapes. Finally Angelo Raffaele IppolitoLink opens in a new window explores the moral struggles of a community in Taranto, Southern Italy, faced with industrial pollution from the largest steel mill in Europe.

Mon 18 Mar 2019, 15:14 | Tags: Research

Sociology undergraduate Lanaire Aderemi will be presenting research at BCUR 2019

Sociology undergraduate Lanaire Aderemi will be presenting her research at this year's British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR). Her paper is titled 'The Biafran War: the politics of remembering, misremembering and forgetting' Click here to read her research abstract.

This year's conference will be held in Cardiff on 15 & 16 April and further information can be found at:

Mon 04 Mar 2019, 16:06 | Tags: Research events Students

New insights into disabled young people who 'succeed but don't proceed' at school

Mon 14 May 2018, 15:51 | Tags: Research Publications

Warwick at Tate Exchange 12-17 June: The Production of Truth, Justice and History

Colleagues from Sociology will be part of the upcoming programme of activities at the Tate Modern.

The University has worked with the Tate to create the Warwick Tate Exchange, which will explore the theme of The Production of Truth, Justice and History. The initiative is a collaboration between departments across the Social Sciences and the Arts and Humanities.

Hannah, Akwugo, Ana, and Goldie will be organising activities to explore through participative art practice their research into aspects of the Warwick Tate Exchange theme.

Fri 11 May 2018, 12:01 | Tags: Research events

Ideas Funding awarded to colleagues from Sociology

Two colleagues from the department have been awarded funding from Warwick Ventures to apply their research and innovation to benefit wider society.

  • Application of multifactorial survey experiments in development research: Dr Ulf Liebe, Sociology and Q-step
  • International legal strategy to address human right’s violations in Indian – administered Kashmir: Dr Goldie Osuri, Sociology

Congratulations to Ulf and Goldie!

Tue 01 May 2018, 15:09 | Tags: Research

A bumper crop of good news!

Welcome the new Head of Department

We welcome Virinder Kalra as the new HoD, and thank the outgoing HoD John Solomos for all his hard work and support.

BSA/BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed Prize for Ethnography

We are delighted to announce that Maria do Mar Pereira's most recent book Power, Knowledge and Feminist Scholarship: an Ethnography of Academia was shortlisted for the BSA / BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed Prize for Ethnography.

Tune into to Radio 4 to hear a discussion of her book a special edition of Thinking Allowed (aired Wednesday 11 April 2018) at 16.00.

BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize

Lucy Mayblin has been announced as the winner of the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2018 for her book, Asylum After Empire: Colonial legacies in the Politics of Asylum Seeking 

The BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize is for the best first and sole-authored book within the discipline of Sociology.

BSA Distinguished Service Award

John Solomos has been given this year’s Distinguished Service to British Sociology Award, an award made each year by the British Sociological Association to an outstanding individual who has contributed greatly to the discipline.

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Dowler has been elected a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, nominated by the Social Policy Association.

Fri 13 Apr 2018, 12:19 | Tags: Research Staff good news

Funding award: Immigration Otherwise: Co-Production and Participative Engagement

The department is delighted to announce that Dr Hannah Jones has been awarded an ESRC IAA grant for a collaborative project entitled 'Immigration Otherwise: Co-Production and Participative Engagement'. The project is a collaboration with Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam at Goldsmiths, University of London and theatre company ActREAL. They will be working with schools in Oxford and Coventry to explore the implications of immigration control on young peoples’ lives.

The image is the cover of a collaboratively-authored book by Hannah, Yasmin and six others, on which the theatre work will be based.

Keep an eye on our Research Impact page for more information.

Thu 29 Mar 2018, 17:20 | Tags: Research

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