Leverhulme trust

UEA Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2016/17

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for Early Career Fellowships to be held at UEA, to start between 1 September 2016 and 1 May 2017. Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position.

Each year the Faculty supports a limited number of applications for projects in: the School of Art, Media, and American Studies; the School of History; the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing; the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. Successful applicants will join a vibrant community of postdoctoral research fellows. UEA is fully committed to supporting the scholarship and career development of these fellows, and each will be assigned an academic mentor and will be fully integrated into the life of their host School. For more information about the research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA see: https://www.uea.ac.uk/arts-humanities/home

A candidate may submit only one application per year. Previously unsuccessful applicants may reapply.

Please read the full instructions below for guidance on how to submit an application.


STAGE ONE: Internal Selection Process (all candidates)

If you are interested in applying you should:

Read the full information about the scheme at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships

*   Ensure that you are eligible to apply.

*         Register your interest with Reneast@uea.ac.uk<mailto:Reneast@uea.ac.uk> so that your details can be forwarded to the appropriate School Director of Research.

*   In your chosen host School make contact with the academic member of staff closest to your research area and with the School Director of Research to ask if they will provide advice on the application and act as your mentor if successful. Unsupported applications will not be considered.


How to apply

Candidates must submit their application for consideration to Reneast@uea.ac.uk<mailto:Reneast@uea.ac.uk> by 5pm Friday 8th January 2016

Applications must include the following information:

  1. Eligibility confirmation

*   Date of doctoral viva or anticipated date (Only candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis by the Leverhulme deadline of 10 March 2016 will be eligible; and those whose doctoral viva was earlier than 10 March 2011 will be ineligible unless there are special circumstances such as a career break, maternity leave, illness or carer’s leave which can be documented.)

*   Current employment details and career history. Please include details of your current salary. (Applicants must not yet have held a full-time established academic post in a UK university)

*   Evidence of association with UK academic community (Applicants must hold a degree from a UK HEI, or at the time of application must hold an academic position in the UK such as a fixed term lectureship or fellowship)

  1. Academic track record

*   CV (2 pages maximum to include publications)

  1. Research record and plans, to include:

*   Title

*   Abstract written in non-specialist language (250 words)

*   Details of current and past research (250 words)

*   Proposed research project (2 pages): This should include aims, objectives, methodology and outcome (e.g. publication plans). Include any bibliographic references in full, including page numbers where relevant. This statement and the bibliographic references may not exceed two sides of A4.

Schools will then select the applications to put forward for submission to the Associate Dean for Research by 12pm on Monday 25 January 2016. Schools will submit applications in a ranked list with a brief statement for each candidate summarising the reasons for support and how the selection process was undertaken.

Final decisions on applications to be taken forward to STAGE TWO will be taken by the Arts and Humanities Faculty Research Committee. Final communicated to all applicants by the Director of Research of the host School by Friday 12 February 2016 and those selected to go forward should finalise their applications in consultation with their mentor or Director of Research.


STAGE TWO: Final Application (Selected Candidates)

In order to make a final application you should:

*   Read the online application instructions at the Leverhulme Trust’s website: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships/application-procedure

*   Complete the application form online (https://grants.leverhulme.ac.uk/Login.aspx).

*   If you have not already done so, contact your three proposed referees as soon as possible to make arrangements for them to submit their statements online.

*   Seek support from your host School in completing the section of the application which asks you to describe research relevant to your proposal that is being carried out in the host School.

*   Provide details to the Research and Enterprise Division (Reneast@uea.ac.uk<mailto:Reneast@uea.ac.uk>) of your start date, and current or most recent salary if you have held a temporary research or teaching post.

In order to give the Head of School and the Research and Enterprise Division time to give institutional approval to your application, chosen applicants must submit their online application by 12pm on Thursday 25 February 2016. At this point both applicants and Head of School will receive notification of submission from the Leverhulme online portal. This will enable institutional approval processes for the application to be completed ahead of the Leverhulme Trust’s deadline of 4pm on Thursday 10 March 2016.

Once the application has been given full institutional approval and has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from the Leverhulme online portal. The Trust will report results to applicants by the end of May 2016.