Leverhulme has announced that the 2015 call for their Early Career Fellowships scheme is now open for applications with approximately 80 awards expected to be made.
The deadline is 5th March 2015. Applications must be made through Leverhulme’s online application system.
Early Career Fellowships provide funding for early career researchers in any discipline (except medical and clinical) who do not currently have and have not previously held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university. The cut-off date is five years from PhD viva, which means anyone who had their viva before March 2010 is not eligible (unless you have had a career break). If you are currently or have been registered for a doctorate then you may still apply as long as you have submitted your thesis by the closing date.
The objective is for Fellows to undertake a significant piece of publishable research during the tenure of the award, and the project put forward should therefore not be a reworking or mere extension of the candidate’s doctoral research project.
Funding provided is for 50% of a Fellow’s salary for 3 years (up to £24K/annum), with the expectation that the Fellow is moved into a permanent position after this time. The other 50% of the salary must be contributed by the University so please get in contact with the potential hosting Department at the very early stage. Up to £6,000 per annum may be requested in addition to cover research expenses.
The detailed Guidance notes and scheme descriptions can be found here: http://leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/ECF/ECF.cfm