Northumbria University will support a number of applications to the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships (ECF) scheme in the 2019 competition.
The scheme offers funding for outstanding early-career researchers who have not held a full-time permanent post in a UK university. Fellowships are funded for three years, offering annual research expenses of up to £6,000.
We are inviting expressions of interest from early-career researchers interested in collaborating with our Faculties of Business and Law, Engineering and Environment and Health and Life Sciences.
Significant investment has been made at Northumbria University in establishing eight signature research themes that reflect the diversity and impact of our research.
Northumbria University was shortlisted for THE University of the Year 2017, was ranked highly in REF2014, in recent years has climbed over 100 places in THE World University Rankings and is rated as the best university in the North East of England for student experience.
We are particularly interested in applications to the following Departments:
Applicants should clearly state innovative aspects of their research of relevance to their chosen Department. Interested applicants should contact a member of staff prior to submission to establish whether their research fits with our interests. (Staff details on the above Departmental web pages under ‘Our Staff’)
The Leverhulme Trust favour proposals that offer fresh and innovative perspectives and approaches, so this will be a key aspect in considering Expressions of Interest.
Applications will be considered in all subject areas, but the Leverhulme Trust do not fund studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals, research that is intended to inform clinical practice, or the development of medical or commercial applications. Research where advocacy is an explicit component is also ineligible for Leverhulme Trust support.
Informal enquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
All candidates must hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience by the time they take up the Fellowship, and must not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution.
Applications from those with a doctorate must have submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination not more than four years prior to the application closing date. (Hence those who formally submitted their doctoral thesis before 28th February 2015 are not eligible unless they have since had a career break.)
Full details are on the Leverhulme Trust's website here.
Interested applicants should read this information, especially the eligibility requirements, before putting together an application as strict conditions apply.
Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest consisting of:
Expressions of interest should be submitted as a single PDF or Word document by email to email@example.com by 11.59pm on 13th January 2019.
Successful applicants will be contacted in early February to work on their applications further before the final deadline of 28th February 2019.