Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at MMU UK

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United Kingdom

For the attention of early career scholars and researchers, from Dr Chris Millington, MMU, UK.


My institution is inviting applications for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships to be held in the History Research Centre (https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships\).  These prestigious awards are intended to provide the holders with an opportunity to undertake a significant project of original research and to develop their academic career. The fellowships are for three years and are based upon a matched funding agreement between the Trust and the host institution.


The History Research Centre is organised around thematic research clusters: Leisure, Consumption and Material Cultures; Religious and Intellectual Histories; War, Conflict and Society; Youth, Gender and Sexuality; Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage (https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hpp/research/history-research/)  


How to apply

Potential applicants should read the Leverhulme Trust’s guidance to applicants. All applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Applicants are typically expected to be within four years of their PhD award, and must either hold a degree from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship or at the time of the application deadline must hold an academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term post) which commenced no less than four months prior to the closing date.


Potential applicants to Manchester Metropolitan should contact both Dr April Pudsey (a.pudsey@mmu.ac.uk) and their preferred mentor in the first instance, who will advise on support for Expressions of Interest.


Our internal applications process is as follows. Applicants will work with their proposed mentor to prepare the internal application, which comprises: an academic CV and a two-page statement of their proposed research which should follow closely the Leverhulme Trust’s Applicant Help notes in their Full Scheme Details: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-careerfellowships


The deadline for this internal process to be complete is 5pm on Tuesday 1st December 2020 and Expressions of Interest submitted without the support of a mentor will not be considered. An internal competition will take place in December 2020 and candidates will be informed of the outcome by mid-

January 2021, and will need to be prepared to submit their application formally to the Leverhulme Trust within a short time frame. Any applicant(s) whom we support will then be assisted in submitting their application to the Leverhulme Trust in advance of the deadline of 25th February 2021.


Informal queries are very welcome, and should be addressed to Dr April Pudsey a.pudsey@mmu.ac.uk