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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2019

Queen Mary University of London - School of History

Location: London
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2018
Closes: 18th January 2019

The School of History at Queen Mary University of London encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2019 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme.

Our diverse community of postdoctoral award holders are an important part of the School of History’s community, playing a vital part in creating our dynamic research environment. They join faculty with expertise in medieval, early modern and contemporary history, with geographic specialities ranging across the globe. We renowned for our strengths in cultural, intellectual, and political history and collaborate through a variety of innovative research clusters. We have world-leading research centres in the History of Political Thought and the History of the Emotions. We are also home to particularly prominent research groups in Medieval and Renaissance History, the Eighteenth Century, Visual and Material Culture, Modern Jewish Studies, and the study of Islam and the West.

The School hosts a wide range of department-based and interdisciplinary seminars and offers links with the IHR, ULIP, and a variety of London-based museums and cultural institutions. In the last REF, our research environment was ranked 4th in the country.

For more information on our research activities, including specialist areas, major grants and research seminars, please visit:

Details of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme and eligibility criteria can be found here:

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 Grants in the School, Dr Joanna Cohen or to members of staff closest to your research interests (email addresses are available on our website).

We will also be holding a workshop for interested applicants on November 14th, 2018, where you will have a chance to hear from our current Leverhulme Fellows working in the School of History on how to craft a successful application. We will also answer questions about the application process.

Please email our Research Manager, Dr Claire Trenery if you wish to attend.

Individuals who wish to apply for the scheme must first be selected to be put forward by the School of History. Therefore, applications for the scheme must be submitted by 12pm on Friday 18th of January to the School’s Research Manager: Dr Claire Trenery

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