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Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Our Department has a successful record of sponsoring and hosting outstanding candidates for prestigious post-doctoral fellowship competitions. There are a variety of funding routes for the schemes, and we welcome eligible applicants of the highest calibre from all backgrounds, genders, or ethnicities. The Department is sometimes restricted in the number of candidates it may submit to a particular scheme, and in all cases, we must assess whether we can offer candidates an appropriate fit for their research interests and career needs.

Initially, you will want to contact an academic member of staff with cognate research interests to discuss the possibility of applying. We expect to work with applicants in revising a draft application. For this reason, we ask you to be honest if you are exploring an application to the same scheme with another sponsor; we hope that our time invested in your application is balanced with the likelihood you will apply through us. In many cases, we will work with you on draft applications in advance of funders announcing a current round of  schemes; we suggest you base a draft on the most recent published guidance and adjust in light of the eventual call for funding.

If you would like to express interest in applying for one or more of the Fellowships please contact, Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes, the department’s Deputy Director of Research (Grants).

 

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in the Department of History Durham University

The Department of History invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship through Durham University.

We welcome enquiries from eligible candidates particularly those related to the research themes in the department or to relevant University Research Centres and Institutes (https://www.dur.ac.uk/arts.humanities/research/research_centres//). Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

For expressions of interest, candidates are to have made contact with their prospective academic mentor and supplied them with an up-to-date CV and 2-page (max) draft research proposal to confirm their intention to apply to the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme by 12 noon, Friday 2 December 2022.

Working in conjunction with their mentor, candidates should check their eligibility to apply. If the mentor agrees to support you application, candidates will be requested to complete and return Durham University’s internal application form, available by contacting the Arts and Humanities Research Team (artsandhumanities.researchteam@durham.ac.uk) by 12 noon, Monday 6 January 2023.

Further information on the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, including details of eligibility criteria, can be found at: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships.

Candidates are also strongly advised to review the Leverhulme Trust’s policy on grant making: https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/our-approach-grant-making.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Zoë Gardiner at artsandhumanities.researchteam@durham.ac.uk