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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary University of London encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2023 Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships scheme. Details of the scheme, including eligibility criteria, can be found here:

The School has a vibrant research culture across its departments: Comparative Literature & Culture; Film Studies; Linguistics; Modern Languages & Cultures (French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Latin American Studies, Russian, Chinese, Arabic); and the Language Centre, which has a research culture in Applied Linguistics. You can read about the work of some of our current Leverhulme Fellows here and here.

School staff take part in a wide range of department-based and interdisciplinary seminars, and are active within a number of research centres within and beyond the School, including the Centres for Childhood Cultures; the Study of the Nineteenth Century and its Legacies; Film and Ethics; Anglo-German Cultural Relations; Catalan Studies; the Study of Migration, the History of Emotions; Mind in Society.
For more information on our research activities, including specialist areas, major grants and research seminars, please visit:

Researchers within the School also benefit from the interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange and funding opportunities of QMUL’s Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS). See for full details.

We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the postdoctoral scheme, and would be happy to offer support in preparing applications. Initial enquiries should be directed to members of staff closest to your research interests (email addresses are available on our website).

Applications should be submitted by 5pm on 21 November 2022 to Expressions of Interest should:

1. Demonstrate that the applicant meets the Leverhulme Trust’s eligibility requirements, set out at:‐career‐fellowships.
Please state in a series of bullet points how the applicant meets the Trust’s eligibility
2. Include an academic CV of not more than 2 pages to demonstrate the research stature of the applicant.
3. Include an outline research proposal including title, abstract (250 words), statement of past and current research (250 words) and 2 page (A4) project outline.

The School will announce which candidates it will be putting forward by 16 December 2022. We will then work with our applicants to finalise submissions for the Leverhulme Trust deadline of 23 February 2023. For any enquiries about the application process, please contact the School’s Research Manager, Huw Jones, at

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