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Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

IAS Early Career Fellowships

The Early Career Fellowship offers completing Warwick PhD candidates support and training to build an independent academic career. Deadline Midday 1 December 2021, with Fellowships commencing April 2022.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Competition 2022

The 2022 round of the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship competition will be opening soon (1 January 2022).

Sociology has an excellent track record in supporting successful candidates for this scheme and we are inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to support in the latest scheme. These applications will be selected through a competitive internal selection process and expressions of interest in the scheme should be sent to Amy Clarke ( by the deadline of Wednesday 01 December 2021. All expressions of interest will need to include:

  • A draft proposal in Word which addresses the 'Research and Publications' section of the Leverhulme Trust ECF application form in the word length permitted
  • An academic CV (2 pages maximum)
  • A forwarded email or letter of support from the academic mentor in Sociology


Please note that the Departmental application deadline is coming earlier than usual this year. This is because the University has limited the number of applications that each Faculty can submit to a maximum of five, due to the financial model on which the awards are made and the 50% match contribution required from the University. Due to the level of interest in the scheme and the challenges of reducing the field down to five candidates, the department will conduct an internal selection process in December 2021 (identifying three applications to support) which will be followed by the Faculty of Social Sciences selection process (to identify the final five applications) which will take place in January 2022. Faculty decisions will be reported to applicants by 21st January 2022, ahead of the Leverhulme application deadline of 24th February 2022.