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Funding Opportunities


Fellowship opportunities

The School is very pleased to support applications to postdoctoral and senior visiting fellowship competitions from candidates working on topics relating to any of its wide range of research interests. Relevant schemes include the following:

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

British Academy Newton International Fellowships

Durham Institute of Advanced Study Fellowships (junior & senior)

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Leverhulme Visiting Professorships

Open calls, with details of the application process, will be posted here. Potential applications are welcome to make informal contact with a potential host/mentor in their field, or to contact the Deputy Director of Research (Grants), Dr Zoë Roth, with any enquiries.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures, Durham University

The School of Modern Languages & Cultures 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 ( Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

Candidates are required to have sought the support of a prospective academic mentor in the School and have supplied them with an up-to-date CV and 2-page (max) draft research proposal. Working in conjunction with their mentor, candidates should check their eligibility to apply. Candidates must request and complete Durham’s internal application form, available by contacting the Arts and Humanities Research Team ( The deadline for submitting internal applications to Durham is 12 noon, Friday October 21, 2022.

Further information on the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, including details of eligibility criteria, can be found at:

Candidates are also strongly advised to review the Leverhulme Trust’s policy on grant making:

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Maeve Blackman at