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Major Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences in UK, 2018-2019

Leverhulme Trust offers major research fellowships to allow academics in the humanities and social sciences to focus on a specific piece of original research. Applicants must be employed by a university or other institution of higher education in the UK. The duration of a fellowship is for two or three years, to start at the beginning of the 2018/19 academic year. The fellowships fund the salary costs (normally starting at the most junior point of the lecturer scale at the institution concerned) of an individual to undertake the normal duties of the applicant for the duration of the fellowship.

Study Subject (s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of humanities and social sciences.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for undertaking a research project.
Scholarship Provider: Leverhulme Trust, UK
Award can be taken at: UK 

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Eligibility: Applicants must be employed by a university or other institution of higher education in the UK. They should be able to demonstrate scholarship at the highest level, but they need not already be of professorial standing.

Open for International Students: Citizens of UK can apply for these fellowships.

Description:  Providing replacement teaching costs over two or three years, to allow academics in the humanities and social sciences to focus on a specific piece of original research. The closing date for applications is 11 May 2017. These awards enable well-established and distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences to devote themselves to a single research project of outstanding originality and significance, capable of completion within two or three years. Candidates should state explicitly what the proposed outcomes of the award will be. Fellowships are particularly aimed at those who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The duration of a Fellowship is for two or three years, to start at the beginning of the 2015/16 academic year.

What does it cover? The Fellowships fund the salary costs (normally starting at the most junior point of the lecturer scale at the institution concerned) of an individual to undertake the normal duties of the applicant for the duration of the Fellowship. A Major Research Fellow may also request research expenses up to an annual maximum of £5,000. If such funds are required they must be requested as part of the application procedure.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: The Trust will report results to applicants by the end of December 2017.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online. Please note that you will be required to select three referees able to comment on your research record and standing and on the merit of the proposed research project. Referees must not be from your own institution.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 11 May 2017.

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