The Faculty will support applications to this funding scheme. The number of applications that we are able to support will be confirmed in January. Potential applicants should submit an application for internal assessment by 5pm on Monday 11th January 2021.

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship provides funding each year for full time three-year research fellowships across the UK. Applicants must be within four 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 100% of salary costs in the first year followed by 50% for the subsequent years, 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. 

Read the full scheme details on the Leverhulme website.

January 2021 Faculty internal selection process

All potential applicants should submit

  • a 2-page summary of their research proposal,
  • a letter of support from their potential mentor,
  • and a CV

to by 5pm on 11th January 2021.

Questions about this scheme may be sent to Karen Eveleigh at