Please note that the Faculty has not yet confirmed its support for applications to this funding scheme. We expect to confirm this in late November 2017. The dates below follow last year's procedures.

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship provides funding each year for full time three-year research fellowships across the UK. Approximately 100 fellowships will be available in 2018. Applicants must be within five years of being awarded their doctorate and cannot be permanent post holders. Applicants supported by the Law Faculty may already be based in this Faculty, in another department or college in Oxford, or currently be based at another institution. If awarded funding, then the Fellow would be employed by the Law Faculty for the fixed period of the funding.

The scheme pays 50% of the salary costs, plus up to £6,000/year for research expenses. The remaining salary costs are covered in part by the Social Sciences Division which sets aside some John Fell Fund money to match in part the Leverhulme funding, and the Faculty will also underwrite these applications and cover the remainder of the costs. Since the Faculty is required to underwrite the applications, there will be a gathered field exercise so that the Faculty’s Dean and Associate Dean for Research may review draft applications and approve those that they wish to support and underwrite. It is likely (but not yet confirmed) that the Faculty will only support up to three or four applications to this scheme this year.

Those interested in this scheme should therefore note the following deadlines:

Monday 8th January - Draft application to be submitted by email to Karen Eveleigh
w/c Monday 9th January  - Draft applications to be considered by the Associated Dean for Research and the Dean
w/c 15th January - Applicants to be notified of Faculty support
Thursday 22nd February - Full application to be sent to Research Services Office for approval
Thursday 1st March - Full application to be sent to the Leverhulme Trust

The draft application for consideration by the Dean and Associate Dean for Research should include:

Two page cv, including publications and one paragraph on your PhD thesis
Two page research proposal, including aims, objectives, methodology and publication plans
One page letter of support from a Faculty post holder (in a permanent post)

Read the full scheme details on the Leverhulme website.

A workshop will be held in the Faculty on Tuesday 12th December (10.00-11.30am) for those interested in applying to this fellowship scheme. Details TBC.

The Division is also running a workshop for those interested in applying.