|Placed On:||7th October 2021|
|Closes:||15th November 2021|
Brunel University London will support a number of Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship applications in the 2022 competition. Applications for this competition require the support of a member of Brunel staff who is willing to act as a mentor. Brunel will hold an internal competition to decide which applications will be put forward under the scheme and applicants should not approach The Leverhulme Trust directly at this stage.
The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme is aimed at scholars who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers and who have a proven record of research. Applicants must hold an awarded doctorate from a UK Higher Education Institution (or have equivalent research experience) and must not hold or have held a permanent academic position in a UK university or comparable institution.
Candidates must consult the Leverhulme Trust website (https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/early-career-fellowships) to ensure that they are eligible for the scheme before proceeding with the application.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to be hosted by Brunel University London and you meet the necessary eligibility criteria, please contact Roxane Peerless, (email@example.com) as soon as possible.
Candidates should email the application materials listed below to Jenny Laing, (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 4pm, Monday 15th November 2021.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Selection will be made on the basis of the submitted application materials; no interviews will be held. All applications will be considered in a two-stage selection process by a panel of senior academic staff, which will decide which candidates will be put forward to the Leverhulme Trust. The panel will assess applications based on the quality of the proposed research project, its relevance to Brunel’s research priorities, and the applicant’s potential to produce published work which is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The panel will also bear in mind the Leverhulme Trust’s emphasis on the originality and the significance of the project, the ability to judge and take appropriate risks in the project and the removal of barriers between traditional disciplines.
The outcome of the initial selection panel will be communicated to applicants by the 29th of November 2021. Successful candidates will be expected to work closely with their prospective mentor to prepare a final application for the second stage of the selection process and will be provided with additional support from the Brunel Research Support and Development Office. Selected applications must be submitted to the University by the 16th of February 2022 for internal approval, prior to the Leverhulme Trust submission date of the 24th of February 2022.
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