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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 2021 Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships.

The School has a vibrant research culture across its departments: Comparative Literature & Culture; Film Studies; Linguistics; Modern Languages & Cultures (French, German, Iberian and Latin American Studies, Russian); 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 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).

Full applications should be submitted by 5pm on 20 December 2020 to the School’s Research Manager: Please include:

  1. A statement outlining how you meet the Leverhulme Trust’s eligibility requirements, set out here
  2. An academic CV of not more than 2 pages
  3. 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 School will select the strongest two candidates by 6 January 2021, to be approved by our Faculty VP group by 28 January 2021. We will then work with our applicants to finalise submissions for the Leverhulme Trust deadline of 25 February 2021.