Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2018

Queen Mary University of London - School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary University of London encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2018 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme. Our School has a vibrant research culture across five Departments (Comparative Literature, Film Studies, Linguistics, Modern Languages and Cultures, incorporating Catalan, French, German Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and a Language Centre which has a research culture in Applied Linguistics).

We have particular research strengths in world literature, film philosophy, formal and sociolinguistics, medieval and early modern European literature, modern and contemporary literature, visual and material culture, gender and sexuality, intellectual history, and transnationalism.

We are active within a number of research centres, including the Centre for the Study of Childhood Culture, the Centre for the Study of Migration, the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, The Centre for Catalan Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, the Centre for Poetry, the Centre for the History of Emotions, the Centre for Mind in Society and the Centre for Film and Ethics. Staff also take part in a wide range of department-based and interdisciplinary School seminars. For more information on our research activities, including specialist areas, major grants and research seminars, please visit: http://www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk.

Details of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme and eligibility criteria can be found here: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships.

We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the scheme, and would be happy to offer support and feedback in preparing applications. Candidates should demonstrate a record of publications appropriate to the stage of their career, but at least one publication will be expected. Initial enquiries can be directed to the Director of Research in the School, Professor Andreas Schonle (a.schonle@qmul.ac.uk) or to members of staff closest to your research interests (email addresses are available on our website).

In order to consider your application, we require potential candidates to submit:

  • A full academic CV (not more than 2 pages of A4) indicating your previous qualifications, publications and any other academic or public engagement activities.
  • A research proposal. This should include: Title, Fields of Study, Abstract (100 words) Details of current and past research (250 words) Detailed statement of proposed research (no more than 2 pages of A4). Please refer to the Leverhulme Guidelines for additional help on what to include in this statement.
  • A statement on why QMUL would be a good institutional fit (no more than 1 page of A4) including a proposed mentor for your project.

These documents should be sent as a single pdf to Dr Fatimah Awan (f.awan@qmul.ac.uk) by noon on Friday 12 January, 2018. Your application will be considered internally, and you will be notified whether you have been selected to submit your application to the Leverhulme Trust by the beginning of February. Submission to the Leverhulme Trust must take place 1 March 2018.

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