Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (LTECF): Application Selection Process

Leverhulme Trust are offering three year (36 month) full-time fellowships in any subject area (other than some health related disciplines). This is open to candidates within four years of their PhD viva by the application due date of 23 February 2023, and who have not previously held a full-time academic post at a UK university.  Full details of the LTECF scheme can be found here: 

The Fellowships are tenable at any university in the UK, with the Trust encouraging movement between institutions since a candidate’s undergraduate experience. Thus, applicants wishing to hold a LTECF at the University of Glasgow (UoG) may come from within UoG or from another university. Applications require approval from the host institution and from the relevant Head of Department.

The award offers joint support from LT and the host university, with each covering half the salary costs of the Fellowship: LT offer up to £26,000 maximum per year for salary plus £6,000 per annum in research costs. UoG may also offer up to £35,000 additional research funds to a Fellow across the three years. An internal application for these funds would be made in January 2023, ahead of the LT submission.

In order to manage the submissions process for LTECF proposals from candidates wishing to be hosted within one of the Subjects within SPS, we require candidates to submit a synopsis of their proposal/application to Jen.Barrett@glasgow.ac.uk  by 5pm on Friday 28 October 2022. Details of what is required in this submission are given below:

Applicants must make contact with the Research Director of the Subject within which they wish to hold their Fellowship in order to discuss their research idea and to agree the mentor to be allocated to the applicant, who can help with discussions about the development of the proposal. The Subject RDs are listed below:

Central and East European Studies: Luca Anceschi

Economic and Social History: Jim Tomlinson

Politcs and Internal Relations: Sergiu Gherghina

Sociology: Bridgette Wessels

Urban Studies: Annette Hastings 

The School Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee will consider all submissions and select those it wishes to offer institutional and departmental support for during the applications process.  Candidates will be notified of this decision by Friday 18 November 2022.

Thereafter, we would expect to receive the applicant’s full proposal for internal peer review by Friday 13 January 2023 prior to submission to LT by 23 February 2023.


This should consist of the following, contained in a single document:

Statement of Eligibility: Explain briefly how you meet the eligibitiity criteria for the scheme.

Host Subject: State which Subject within SPS you wish to be hosted within.

Proposed Mentor: Name your mentor within the host Subject.

Title of research proposal: No more than 80 characters including spaces.

Abstract: This account should be given in non-technical terms so as to be easily comprehensible to a non-expert (maximum 100 words).

Details of current and past research: Give details of your current and past research experience (maximum 250 words). Focus on the research most relevant to the current application.

Proposed Research: Short statement of aims, objectives, methodology and outcomes. 500 words max.

Major Publications: List your main or most relevant publications, identifying ‘submitted’ and ‘published’. One page max.

Relevant Research in Host Subject: What research within the Subject is relevant to your project. (Max 100 words).

Mentor’s Statement: Statement from mentor on how mentoring and support will be provided  within the Subject. (max 100 words)

Head of Subject Statement: Statement on fit with Subject research agenda and benefits of hosting the candidate. (max 200 words)