Call for Expressions of Interest in Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Queen Mary University of London

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London will support a number of applications to the Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowships (ECF) scheme in the 2018 competition and is looking for expressions of interest from early-career researchers interested in working with us.

The ECF programme offers an excellent source of funding for outstanding early-career researchers, who have not held a full-time permanent post in a UK university. Fellowships are funded for three years and include an allowance for research expenses of up to £6,000 per year.

The School of Geography offers a rich research environment and was ranked highly in REF2014, with almost 80% of our research outputs rated as ‘world-leading / internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The school is looking to support applications that fall under our four research themes:

Interested applicants should contact a relevant member of academic staff in the school prior to submitting an expression of interest to establish whether their research fits with our interests (staff profiles are here). Informal enquiries can also be made to the school’s Research Manager, Andrew Loveland, at

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must hold a degree from a UK university, or hold a non-permanent academic position in the UK (e.g. a fixed-term lectureship).

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.

Selection Process

Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest to the school consisting of:

  1. An academic CV of not more than 2 pages.
  2. An outline research proposal including title, abstract (250 words), statement of past and current research (250 words) and 2 page (A4) project outline.

Expressions of interest should be submitted as a single PDF or Word document by email to by 12pm on Friday 12th January 2018.

Assessment will take place at school and faculty level. Successful applicants will be contacted in early February to work on their applications further before the final deadline (1st March 2018).

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