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Schemes at a glance

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

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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
Frequency
Triennial
Currently closed
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 £118,000
Duration
3 years
Frequency
Annual
Currently closed
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 £24,000
Duration
3 to 24 months
Frequency
Annual
Currently closed
Next round opens
September 2021
For established researchers to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas in one or more research centres outside the UK
Value
Up to £50,000
Duration
3 to 24 months
Frequency
Annual
Currently closed
Next round opens
September 2021
For UK universities to fund 15 Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships in a priority research area for that institution
Value
£1.35m
Duration
3 years
Frequency
Triennial
Currently closed
Next round opens
2023
To help maintain the UK’s international standing as a desirable research destination that is open to talented individuals from all countries
Value
Up to £5 million
Duration
5 years
Frequency
Periodic
Current round closes
28 May 2021, 4pm
Currently closed
For UK universities to set up a Leverhulme Research Centre for outstanding original research aspiring to achieve a step-change in scholarship – closing date is for outline applications
Value
£1m per year
Duration
10 years
Frequency
Periodic
Current round closes
16 April 2021, 4pm
Currently closed
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
Current round closes
14 May 2021, 4pm
Currently closed
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
17 May 2021, 4pm
Currently closed
For experienced researchers in any discipline, to complete a piece of research
Value
Up to £60,000
Duration
3 to 24 months
Frequency
Annual
Currently closed
Next round opens
September 2021
For talented scholars who have launched a university career but who need to build a team to address a distinct research problem
Value
up to £1 million
Duration
4 to 5 years
Frequency
Triennial
Currently closed
Next round opens
Spring 2022
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
Currently closed
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
Currently closed
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