Department Invites Applications for Leverhulme Trust’s Early Career Fellowship Scheme

The Department welcomes applications from outstanding early career researchers seeking to be supported to apply to the 2024 round of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme.

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The Department of Politics and International Relations (which also houses the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI)) is looking for applicants whose research broadly aligns with research being carried out in the Department of Politics and International Relations and/or SPERI.

Department of Politics and International Relations research themes

SPERI research

This call is open to all, and we welcome proposals from female, LGBTQ, racial and ethnic minority, and international scholars, as well as those looking to undertake a fellowship on a part-time or full-time basis.

We welcome Expressions of Interest from outstanding early career researchers who meet the eligibility criteria of the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme. Specifically, we seek candidates with an excellent academic record, a strong publications profile, and innovative and ambitious research ideas.

Expressions of Interest should consist of the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages) – including academic qualifications (with degree outcomes specified) and research record (publications, presentations, impact, research leadership if appropriate);
  2. Outline research proposal (max. 2 pages) – indicating originality and contribution to the discipline, theoretical contexts, methods, resources, and planned outputs.

Contract Type:

Fixed-term with a start date between 1 September 2024 and 1 May 2025 for a period of 36 months

Expressions of Interest should be sent as a single PDF document to  by 4pm on Friday 3 November 2023.

Selection decisions will be communicated to applicants in early December 2023.

Selected candidates will be supported in developing their application for a Fellowship, leading up to the submission of applications to the Leverhulme Trust by the scheme deadline of 22 February 2024.

This national competition is very competitive, but the Department of Politics and International Relations has an excellent recent record of supporting successful candidates.

For enquiries about this opportunity please contact the Research Hub on the above email address in the first instance.

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