Applications for this fellowship are currently closed.

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Competition is now open. 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 between 1 September 2023 and 1 May 2024. 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 23 February 2019 (unless they have had a career break) and not later than 4pm on 23 February 2023.  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 17:00 on Thursday 1 December 2022. Applicants should be seeking to pursue projects that are interdisciplinary and/or particularly innovative in their approach to methods and outcomes, and which may therefore fit better at CRASSH than elsewhere in Cambridge. The Director of CRASSH, Professor Joanna Page, should be regarded as the ‘Academic Host’ for the purposes of the application. You are strongly advised to contact her at least two weeks before submitting your application with a draft of your proposal. 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, 16:00 on 23 February 2023.

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:
  1. a list of your major publications (maximum one side)
  2. a statement of your current research (maximum 250 words)
  3. a detailed statement of your proposed research (maximum two sides)

We will also require two letters of reference, at least of which one should come from outside Cambridge. These should come from two of the three referees you intend to ask to support your eventual application to the Leverhulme, if your application is selected. Your referees should send their references directly to by the 1 December deadline.

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