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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

Applications for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) 2020/2021 round have now closed. If interested in applying for this scheme with Queen Mary School of Law next year please be aware that requirements may change and this should be taken as a guide only.

We encourage Expressions of Interest for research work to be undertaken in any of the fields of scholarship in which the School has expertise, whether in the Department of Law or CCLS.

About the scheme

This is a three year fellowship opportunity covering the Fellow's salary and up to £6k per year in research costs. The Leverhulme ECF scheme is open to candidates either holding a degree from, or that currently hold a non-permanent academic or research role at, a UK University. Where eligibility is through current employment the position must have commenced no later than October 2020.

Applicants must be within 4 years of their doctorate on the scheme closing date (i.e. doctorate submitted on or after 25th February 2017). Applicants should use the eligibility and person specification guidance in the scheme notes to establish their suitability for the scheme. Applicants are encouraged to think in particular about how and why their proposed programme necessitates a Leverhulme ECF rather than a project grant or an alternative postdoctoral fellowship.

Expressions of interest are invited across all areas of Law represented across the School. Candidates are encouraged to identify and obtain agreement from a suitable mentor. Please get in touch if you need support identifying a mentor.

EOIs should include the following:

  1. Title of research proposal
  2. Abstract (250 words): This should be written in non-technical terms so as to be easily comprehensible to a non-expert
  3. Details of current and past research: A summary description of your current and previous research, normally referring to the doctoral thesis (250 words max)
  4. 2 page (A4) detailed statement of proposed research as per the Leverhulme Trust application guidelines
  5. Reason for choosing Queen Mary University of London as the host institution: This should include details of research being conducted in the School which is relevant to your own proposed project and any other additional reason for choosing QMUL School of Law as your host (150 words max)
  6. Name of proposed School of Law mentor (please confirm whether they have agreed to provide mentorship) and 100 words as to why the identified mentor has been selected
  7. Candidate CV (max 2 pages). N.B. This must include the title of your Doctoral thesis and the date that your doctorate was submitted.
  8. List of publications (max 1 page)