The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Competition opens on 1 January 2022. Please refer to the Leverhulme Trust website for further information and application guidance.

The Isaac Newton Trust will match the Leverhulme award in support of individuals who successfully apply for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships to be held at the University of Cambridge starting in 2022 – 2023. There will be an internal competition within Cambridge to determine which applications can be supported with match-funding from the Trust. Applicants must have submitted their PhD no earlier than 24 February 2018 (unless they have had a career break) and not later than 4pm on 24 February 2022.  NB:  Due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the Trust will accept applications from candidates who submitted their doctoral thesis for examination up to five years prior to the closing date if they can make a case for their work having been impacted by the pandemic. Please refer to the Isaac Newton Trust webpage for further information on their requirements.

Applicants wishing to hold a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in CRASSH should send the materials listed below to, by 5.00pm on Friday 10 December 2021. Applicants should be seeking to pursue projects that are interdisciplinary in nature and of a kind that would make it unlikely they could be pursued elsewhere in Cambridge. The Director of CRASSH, Professor Steven Connor, should be regarded as the academic host and must be contacted about your research before applying. The Trust will inform candidates and departments of those selected in good time for them to be able to apply for a Leverhulme award by the Leverhulme Trust deadline, 4pm on 24 February 2022. CRASSH requires the following application documents:

  • a cover sheet
  • a brief c.v. (not exceeding two sides), and
  • a draft of the three items required for the Leverhulme application:
  • a list of your major publications (maximum one side)
  • a statement of your current research (maximum 250 words) and
  • a detailed statement of your proposed research (maximum two sides).

We will also require two letters of reference, of which one should come from outside Cambridge. Your referees should send their references directly to  by the 10 December deadline.

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