Applications for the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (ECF) 2021/2022 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.
The Leverhulme Trust normally requires that candidates must be within 4 years of their PhD viva as of the closing date i.e. those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination before 24 February 2018 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break (usually parental leave, periods of ill health or other significant personal circumstances; time spent working outside of academia is not considered a career break). Where eligibility is through (non-permanent) teaching or research employment at a UK HEI your position must have commenced at least four months before the deadline (i.e. prior to October 2021). See the Trust’s full eligibility criteria here.
Due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic the Trust will accept applications from candidates who submitted their doctoral thesis for examination up to five years prior to the closing date if they can make a case for their work having been impacted by the pandemic. Hence those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination between 24 February 2017 and 24 February 2018 are eligible to apply if their work has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and they should explain their case in their application.
EOIs should include the following: