Please find below an outline of the application process for the Leverhulme Early Careers Scheme, for which we are now accepting proposals. Please read the information carefully as this includes steps to be taken by both applicants and mentors.
The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship provides 3 years for an original research project conducted by a non-established member of staff with a proven track record of research, at an early stage of their career. Further details and an application form are available at http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/ECF/ECF.cfm
In view of both the financial implications associated with this scheme and the focus on peer review and demand management, we have implemented a two-tier application process to enable the School to hold an internal competition whereby outline applications (including mentor statements) must be sent to the Eve Equi by Friday 15 February.
Applications will be considered and graded by a panel of reviewers at a meeting on w/c 18 Feb. I would be grateful if you could distribute information amongst colleagues as appropriate and forward the details of any likely applicants to Eve as soon as possible. Please note that we can only put through the strongest applications and not all applicants may be successful.
Following successful endorsement from the School:
The supporting statement, to be submitted to the School Office by 15 February, should comprise the following points:
1. The relevance of the applicant’s research to the department 2. The facilities and resources the applicant will have access to. 3. Why this department is the best place for the applicant to undertake their research project. 4. The benefits to your institution by hosting this particular project. 5. Mentoring arrangements. 6. How the applicant might contribute to teaching and the wider intellectual life of the department?
Please feel free to distribute this message around colleagues where relevant. Any queries should be directed to Eve Equi in the first instance.
This article was published on Feb 5, 2013