Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships (ECF) 2019 for International Researchers – Northumbria University

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Northumbria University will support a number of applications to the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships (ECF) scheme in the 2019 competition. Fellowships are funded for three years and offer research expenses of up to £6,000 per year. 

Application Deadline: 13th January 2019 at 11.59pm.

Offered annually? Yes

To be taken at (country):  Northumbria University, UK

Eligible Fields: The University is looking to support applications in the following Departments:

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  • Arts
  • School of Design
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences and Centre for International Development

Type: Fellowship


  • 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 on the scheme are available 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.

Value of Fellowship: £6,000 per year.

Duration of Fellowship: three years

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest consisting of:

  1. An academic CV not more than 2 pages.
  2. An outline research proposal to include: title, abstract, (250 words), statement of past and current research, (250 words) fit to Institution and potential mentor, (250 words) and 2 page project outline.

Expressions of interest should be submitted as a single PDF or Word document by email to [email protected] by 11.59pm on 13th January 2019.


Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Northumbria University

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