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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

We are inviting outstanding early career researchers to apply for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme

If you are interested in applying for this scheme through the School of History, please submit an application in one document (Word or PDF, using a 12 pt font) to by midday on Friday 21 November 2022. 


Applicants wishing to consider applying for the Early Career Fellowships are encouraged to contact a member of staff in the appropriate area of expertise to act as their mentor at least six weeks in advance of the internal deadline. Applications must fit both the funding scheme and the School’s research profile. Applicants are also encouraged to highlight the support of Faculty and institution‐level infrastructure, and commitment to interdisciplinary research and exchange notably through the Queen Mary Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS). To aid applicants in preparing a strong application, the School of History will hold an online training session on Monday 24 October, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Because these Fellowships require an institutional contribution to match that made by the Leverhulme Trust, only a small number of exceptional applications will be supported. The School is only able to nominate a limited number of applications for consideration by a University selection panel. Candidates will be notified in December whether they have been selected to submit an application to the Leverhulme Trust.

The expressions of interest must include in a single PDF document:

  • a statement confirming eligibility for the scheme - please state in a series of bullet points how you meet the Trust’s eligibility requirements (see‐career‐fellowships) ;
  • a proposed start and end date for the award;
  • a 2-page academic CV;
  • An outline research proposal including title, abstract (250 words), statement of past and current research (250 words) and 2 page (A4) project outline, as per the Leverhulme Trust application guidelines.
  • the name of your QMUL mentor, whose support you should secure in advance of your application.

Your application should demonstrate:

  • that you are eligible according to the trust’s criteria
  • the excellence of your research track record and professional track record (where relevant);
  • your fit to the School of History and relevant links to the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Full scheme details can be found on the Leverhulme Trust Website.

All applications will be considered in an internal selection process and candidates notified by 19 December 2022. 

Successful applicants will then have approximately two months to finalise their application, due 16 February 2023. They will also be invited to attend an orientation session run by The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences about the final stages of application. This will commence the week starting 9 January 2023. 

If you have any questions about the internal selection process, please contact Professor Miri Rubin, Director of Research at the School of History, 



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