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CNCS welcomes enquiries from eligible candidates for the following fellowship opportunities. Please do get in touch with our Director, Professor Bennett Zon if you are interested in applying for any of the opportunities below:

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

Newton International Fellowships


Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2023

The Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a prestigious Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship through Durham University.

 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 Director of CNCS Professor Bennett Zon, 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 ( by 12 noon, Monday 6 January 2023.

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 Zoë Gardiner at