Four Leverhulme Trust award schemes open on 1 September 2014, offering support for research, for overseas collaboration, and for postgraduate study or research abroad.
The Leverhulme Trust is now inviting applications to the following schemes:
Research Fellowships enable experienced researchers – whether employed in academia or as established independent researchers – to undertake a programme of research on a topic of their choice. Up to £50,000 is available for research costs, replacement teaching costs, or loss of earnings. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months, and must begin between 1 June 2015 and 1 May 2016. Approximately 90 fellowships are available in 2015. Closing date: Thursday 6 November 2014.
International Academic Fellowships provide established UK researchers with an opportunity to spend a concentrated period of time in one or more research centres outside the UK, in order to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas, for example by learning new techniques, collaborating with colleagues overseas, or developing innovations in teaching. Up to £30,000 is available to provide replacement teaching costs and research and travel costs. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 12 months, and must begin between 1 June 2015 and 1 May 2016. Approximately 15 fellowships are available in 2015. Closing date: Thursday 6 November 2014
Emeritus Fellowships enable retired academics from UK institutions to complete a body of research for publication. Up to £22,000 is available for research costs directly related to the project. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months, and must begin between 1 August 2015 and 1 July 2016. Approximately 30 fellowships are available in 2015. Closing date: Thursday 5 February 2015.
Study Abroad Studentships enable a period of advanced study or research anywhere in the world, except for the UK and USA. To qualify, applicants need to: hold an undergraduate degree; have been resident in the UK for at least five years; hold a degree at any level from a UK university; and either currently be registered as a student, or have been a registered student within the last eight years. Up to £18,000 a year is available for maintenance and travel; additional help with fees, research costs, and maintenance for dependants may also be provided. Studentships are offered for periods of 12 to 24 months, and must begin between 1 June 2015 and 1 May 2016. Approximately 20 studentships are available in 2015. Closing date: Monday 12 January 2015.