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Schemes at a glance

13 schemes in total, listed alphabetically. View them all below, or select according to the type of funding you require.

For specialist arts institutions or registered charities to provide training opportunities across the fine and performing arts: music, drama, dance, film, fine art, etc.

Duration
3 years only
Frequency
Triennial
Currently closed
Next round opens
2021

For early career researchers, with a research record but who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post, to undertake a significant piece of publishable work

Value
Up to £93,000
Duration
3 years
Frequency
Annual
Current round closes
28 February 2019, 4pm
Currently closed
Next round opens
January 2019

For senior researchers who have retired or partially retired from an academic post to complete a research project and prepare the results for publication

Value
Up to £22,000
Duration
Up to 2 years
Frequency
Annual
Current round closes
31 January 2019, 4pm
Currently closed
Next round opens
September 2019

For established researchers to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas in one or more research centres outside the UK

Value
Up to £45,000
Duration
3 to 12 months
Frequency
Annual
Currently closed
Next round opens
September 2019

For UK universities to fund 15 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships in a priority research area for that institution

Value
£1.05m
Duration
3 years
Frequency
Triennial
Currently closed
Next round opens
2020 (TBC)

For UK universities to set up a Leverhulme Research Centre for outstanding original research aspiring to achieve a step-change in scholarship

Value
Up to £1m per year
Duration
5 to 10 years
Frequency
Periodic
Currently closed
Next round opens
TBC

For well-established, distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences to complete a piece of original research

Value
Replacement teaching costs
Duration
2 to 3 years
Frequency
Annual
Currently closed
Next round opens
February 2019

For researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising - to use for any research purpose

Value
£100,000
Duration
2 to 3 years
Frequency
Annual
Current round closes
16 May 2019, 4pm
Currently closed
Next round opens
January 2019

For experienced researchers in any discipline, to complete a piece of research

Value
Up to £55,000
Duration
3 to 24 months
Frequency
Annual
Currently closed
Next round opens
September 2019

For talented scholars who have launched a university career but who need to build a team to address a distinct research problem

Value
£800,000 to £1m
Duration
4 to 5 years
Frequency
Triennial
Current round closes
10 May 2019, 4pm
Currently closed
Next round opens
7 January 2019

For researchers based at universities, institutions of higher education or registered charities with university-equivalent research capacity, to undertake an innovative and original research project

Value
Up to £500,000
Duration
Up to 5 years
Frequency
Open all year
Currently closed
Next round opens
There are no deadlines for Outline Applications. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a Detailed Application, for which there are three deadlines a year

For students to study or undertake research at a centre of learning in any country except the UK or USA

Value
£21,000 per year
Duration
1 to 2 years
Frequency
Annual
Current round closes
7 January 2019, 4pm
Currently closed
Next round opens
September 2019

For UK institutions to invite an eminent researcher from overseas to enhance the skills and knowledge of the academic staff and/or students

Value
£10,000 to £150,000
Duration
3 to 12 months
Frequency
Twice a year
Current round closes
9 May 2019, 4pm
Currently closed
Next round opens
May 2019
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