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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2023

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 2023. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK. Full details of the scheme, funding, guidance and eligibility are available on the Leverhulme website.

The closing date for applications to the Leverhulme is 23 February 2023 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 Phil Irving at by 12 noon on Thursday, 1st December 2022.
    2. All expressions of interest should include the following materials:
      • An outline project proposal (2 pages maximum)
      • An academic CV
      • An email or letter confirming support for your application from your chosen mentor in Sociology (who must be a permanent member of staff).
    3. All submissions received by the deadline and meeting these requirements will be reviewed by the Department Selection Panel.
    4. 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 Thursday, 12th January.
    6. Successful applicants will receive feedback and administrative support from the Department and University prior to the Leverhulme deadline on 23rd February.

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

    Useful Links:

    Scheme overview

    Key Dates:

    Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 1st December, 2022 (12 noon)

    Leverhulme Deadline: 23 February, 2023 (4pm)