Funding/Oct 24, 2022

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships, University of Liverpool

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The University of Liverpool’s School of Histories, Languages & Cultures invites expressions of interest for the 2023 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships scheme. These awards aim to provide career development opportunities and the opportunity to undertake a significant research project for early career researchers who have a proven record of research but have not held a full-time permanent academic post in the UK. 

The University of Liverpool has pioneered the study of the ancient world for more than 140 years and has an international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. Ancient History and Classics have been taught here since 1881, and in 1904 the University established the Institute of Archaeology, the first center for archaeological research and Egyptology in the UK. Today the work of the Department of Archaeology, Classics, and Egyptology leads to ground-breaking, internationally important teaching and research in a wide range of subjects that include:

  • The history, languages, literature, culture, and material worlds of ancient Greece and Rome and their post-antique reception, with distinct groupings of expertise in Greek and Latin literature of the Roman empire, ancient economies, and classical receptions
  • The history, languages, and archaeology of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East
  • Human evolution
  • The earliest villages and urban civilizations
  • European prehistory
  • British archaeology and heritage management
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Archaeomaterials
  • Medieval and post-medieval archaeology

Applicants must:

  • hold a doctoral degree by the time they take up the Fellowship. If currently registered for a doctorate, they must have submitted their thesis by 4pm on 23 February 2023;
  • not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution;
  • not have existing funding in place for a duration equivalent to or greater than the duration of the Early Career Fellowship;
  • be within four years of the award of their doctorate. Those who submitted their thesis for viva voce examination before 23 February 2019 are not eligible to apply, unless they have since had a career break;
  • either hold a degree (any degree) from a UK higher education institution at the time of taking up the Fellowship or at the time of the application deadline hold a non-permanent academic position in the UK (e.g. fixed-term lectureship, fellowship) which commenced no less than 4 months prior to the closing date. Those who do not hold a UK degree and whose UK academic position commenced after October 2022 are not eligible. 

The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is 9th November 2022.