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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 2022 Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships scheme. 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.

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 Centre for Film and Ethics, the Centre for Childhood Cultures, the Centre for the Study of Migration, the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, the Centre for Catalan Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, the Centre for Poetry, the Centre for the History of Emotions and the Centre for Mind in Society. For more information on our research activities, including specialist areas, major grants and research seminars, please visit:

Details of the Leverhulme scheme, including eligibility criteria, can be found here:

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 December 2021 to

Applications for the internal process should include:

  1. A series of bullet points demonstrating how the applicant meets the Leverhulme Trust’s eligibility requirements.
  2. An academic CV of not more than 2 pages to demonstrate the research stature of the applicant.
  3. 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 27 January 2022. We will then work with our applicants to finalise submissions for the Leverhulme Trust deadline of 24 February 2022.  For any enquiries about the application process, please contact the School’s Research Manager, Huw Jones, at