Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

Early Career Fellowships aim to provide the opportunity to undertake a significant piece of publishable research for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but with a proven record of research.

Applicants must not have held an established academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution.  Applications are welcomed in any discipline, and approximately 100 Fellowships will be available in each year. 

Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.  Awards are for three years and applicants must have submitted their thesis not more than four years prior to the application closing date.

For more information on the scheme, including further eligibility criteria see: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships

Applying through Oxford

The Leverhulme Trust requires the host university to fund 50% of the overall fellowship cost. The Oxford Humanities Division is able to fund two applicants per faculty per year through the generosity of the John Fell Fund.  Each year, usually in November/December, faculties run an Expression of Interest stage to select these two candidates; please check their websites for further information regarding this process.