The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has agreed to support up to two applicants to the current Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme. Proposals to this scheme require a 50% salary contribution by the faculty and as such we are limited on the number of applications we can support. In order to choose the most suitable candidates based on the criteria of the Leverhulme and the strategic priorities of the Faculty, we will be holding a demand management process.

The fellowships are aimed at early career researchers who already have a research record but who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post. The fellowship will allow them to undertake a significant piece of publishable work. The Trust will accept applications from candidates who submitted their doctoral thesis for examination after 22 February 2020 but will not be eligible if they won’t have submitted their thesis by 22 February 2024. Career breaks will be taken into consideration as will major disruption from the Covid pandemic (please see website for further details).

Fellowships are tenable for three years on a full-time basis (or pro-rata on a part time basis if this is necessary for health or other reasons). Applications will be considered in all subject areas except:

  • studies of disease, illness and disabilities in humans and animals
  • research that is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications

For more information on the scheme and the eligibility please see: Early Career Fellowships The Leverhulme Trust

In order to be considered as one of our two candidates please submit:

  • a two page CV detailing your eligibility for the fellowship in terms of dates and employment status as well as a summary of your relevant research experience to date, highlighting major publications.
  • two page summary of your proposed fellowship project idea, highlighting in particular the context and need for the work together with a plan for how you will use the three years. Highlight in particular the benefits of completing your fellowship at Bath and what ‘added value’ could accrue to both you and the University if you are awarded funding.
  • 1/2 page statement from the proposed Head of Department, explaining why you would like the applicant to be hosted by your department; the benefits of hosting them; the support offered; fit with department and faculty strategy; and their potential contribution to teaching and the wider intellectual life of the department/faculty.

Timeline and contacts

  • 13 November 4pm – submission of outlines to Faculty of HSS
  • W/B 20 November - Panel meeting to make decision on up to two applicants to support. Criteria will be the quality of the candidate and proposal aligned to the decision-making criteria of the Leverhulme, and the fit of the research idea to the work of the department/Faculty.
  • December-February 2024 – working with RIS and the department to draft a final application.
  • 22 February 4pm – deadline to Leverhulme