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Leverhulme early career fellowships
24 November 2015
The Constitution Unit would like to encourage applications from top-quality candidates for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships via the UCL Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy. The selection process will be highly competitive, with successful candidates demonstrating a very strong academic track record, and a strong research proposal. We would particularly like to encourage applications in the fields of parliaments and parliamentary reform, referendums, elections and electoral reform, parties and candidates, devolution and territorial politics (the latter particularly in the UK).
Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research. The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £24,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Annual research expenses of up to £6,000 will also be paid through this scheme. Fellowships are expected to last for three years on a full-time basis. Fellowships will commence between 1 September 2016 and 1 May 2017. Details on the fellowship on the Leverhulme website are available here and eligibility criteria are here. Details of this scheme on the UCL website, via the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, arehere. The faculty will support a maximum of four applications, of which only one is likely to be drawn from our department.
The department’s closing date will be 8 January 2016, by which time the research proposal must be complete. If you feel that you meet the criteria above, please contact Ben Webb as soon as possible, and by 10 December at the very latest summarising your qualifications, and area of research interest, and he will pass your details to a potential academic supervisor.