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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

Posted on 12 October 2021

Expressions of interest will be considered until 10 December

The Department of History at the University of York is now inviting expressions of interest for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships.

We will support candidates who demonstrate a track record of excellent research, backed by evidence such as doctoral funding and/or publications in top journals.

The deadline to submit an expression of interest to our department for this scheme is 5pm Friday 10 December 2021 and should include:

  1. CV (4 pages max): including your name and current institution, the date of submission of your doctorate or date of your doctoral viva
  2. a summary of your proposed project (max. 1,000 words)
  3. one paragraph explaining why you see the Department of History at York as a good fit for your planned project (max. 500 words)
  4. one paragraph underlining why you consider yourself to be an outstanding candidate for this scheme
  5. one writing sample (article or chapter, published or unpublished).

Candidates are strongly advised to liaise with appropriate members of academic staff within our department to discuss their project and the structure of their application.

To submit expressions of interest or ask any questions, please email Professor Craig Taylor (Chair of Research).

Find out more about the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships:

These Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position.

Before contacting us please make sure you meet the eligibility criteria of the fellowships. Also note that the Trust places special weight on:

  • the originality of the projects put to them
  • the significance of the proposed work
  • the ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project
  • the removal of barriers between traditional discipline.