Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2022

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), open to candidates within four years of their PhD viva by the application due date of 24 February 2022, and who have not previously held a full-time academic post at a UK university.   

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

The LT offers to pay the full salary costs of the Fellow in year one (up to £50,000 in total), plus 50% of the salary costs in years two and three, along with £6,000 per annum in research costs. As well as paying half the salary costs in years two and three, UoG may 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 late January 2022, 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 29 October 2021. Details of what is required in this submission are below:

Applicants may wish to make contact with the Research Director of the Subject where they wish to hold their Fellowship in order to discuss their research idea, although this is not essential at this stage. The Subject RDs are:

Central and East European Studies: Luca Anceschi

Economic and Social History: Jim Tomlinson

Politcs and Internal Relations: Sergi Pardos-Prado

Sociology: Bridgette Wessels

Urban Studies: Ade Kearns

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 30 November 2021.


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

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). If this is too extensive to be summarised in 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.