School of Geography

Externally-Funded Fellowships

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

These fellowships are for outstanding early career researchers from all disciplines and provide funding for a three-year academic position to undertake a substantial piece of publishable work. It is annual competition with a deadline in late February or early March each year.

Full details on the scheme are found on the Leverhulme Trust’s website here.

The school currently hosts two Leverhulme Fellows:

Dr Casper Laing-Ebbensgaard - Luminous Verticality: The changing geographies of East London at night

Dr Sam Halvorsen - Rethinking territory from below: learning from theory and practice in Argentina

Expressions of interest are currently being sought from researchers interested in applying to the 2019 competition with the school. Full details on how to apply are here. To discuss an application, please contact our Research Manager, Andrew Loveland,

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

This scheme provides funding for excellent post-doctoral researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Funding covers a 36-month independent research post aimed at the completion of a significant piece or pieces of publishable work. Full details are on the BA website here. This is an annual two-stage competition, with a deadline normally in mid-October.

The school currently hosts one BA Postdoctoral Fellow:

Dr Claudia Soares - An Emotional History of Institutional Childcare in Britain, Australia and Canada

ESRC London Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership Postdoctoral Fellowships

These are 12-month fellowships aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, and their research and professional skills. Funding covers the fellow’s salary for one year, plus research expenses up to £10,000. This annual completion normally has a deadline in late March. More details are on the ESRC LISS DTP website here.

The school currently hosts two ESRC LISS DTP Fellows:

Dr Amy Clarke – Urban Roots and National Belonging: hierarchies and scales of belonging in London

Dr Azeezat Johnson – The Clothing Practices of Black Muslim Women in Britain

NERC Independent Research Fellowship

The NERC Independent Research Fellowship (IRF) scheme is designed to develop scientific leadership among the most promising early-career environmental scientists, by giving all fellows five years' support, which will allow them sufficient time to develop their research programmes and to gain international recognition. This is an annula competition with a deadline usually in early October and full details can be found here.

The school currently hosts one NERC IR Fellow:

Dr Heather Ford - Reconstructing Intermediate and Deep Ocean Circulation during the Pliocene Warm Period


The school is also interested in anybody considering applying for the following fellowship schemes: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships; UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships; Newton International Fellowships; British Academy/Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowships. Please contact Andrew Loveland if you are interested in applying for any of these schemes.