Skip to main content
School of Business and Management

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2018

The School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2018 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme.

Offering 50% match-funding for the salary costs of a three-year academic research position, the scheme enables early career researchers to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. Applicants must not have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university, and must be within four years of their PhD award. 

news image

Our diverse community of postdoctoral award holders are an important part of the School’s community, playing a vital part in creating our dynamic research environment. Fellows will become part of the Faculty’s Early Career Researchers (ECRs) Network, involving opportunities to attend research related workshops to enhance career development and meet other ECRs.

The School of Business and Management aspires to be a world-leading, research-intensive school focused on using social science for social change. By 2021 the School will be known for the quality of its research, engagement and impact. Our vision is for our research to promote social justice, sustainability and good governance in the management of private, public and voluntary organisations.

We aim to conduct high quality, cutting-edge empirical and theoretical contemporary and historical research that bridges disciplinary and methodological boundaries and addresses the most challenging and pressing issues in business and society. We aim to participate in and influence evidence-informed academic and policy-making conversations on topical, complex and difficult social, economic, cultural or environmental challenges nationally, and internationally, and in our local East London setting in order to achieve social impact from our academic work.

For more information on our research activities, including specialist areas, major grants and research seminars, please visit:

Details of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme and eligibility criteria can be found here:

We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the scheme, and would be happy to offer support and feedback in preparing applications. Candidates should demonstrate a record of publications appropriate to the stage of their career, but at least one publication will be expected. Initial enquiries can be directed to members of staff closest to your research interests (email addresses are available on our website).

In order to consider your application, we require potential candidates to submit:

  • A full academic CV (not more than 2 pages of A4) indicating your previous qualifications, publications and any other academic or public engagement activities.
  • A research proposal. This should include: Title, Fields of Study, Abstract (100 words) Details of current and past research (250 words) Detailed statement of proposed research (no more than 2 pages of A4). Please refer to the Leverhulme Guidelines for additional help on what to include in this statement.
  • A statement on why QMUL would be a good institutional fit (no more than 1 page of A4) including a proposed mentor for your project.

These documents should be sent as a single pdf to by noon on Friday January 18, 2019. Your application will be considered internally, and you will be notified whether you have been selected to submit your application to the Leverhulme Trust by the beginning of February.