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Leverhulme Trust


The Leverhulme Trustees propose to offer up to twenty two- or three-year Major Research Fellowships in UK universities, designed to enable researchers to devote themselves to a single project of outstanding originality and significance. All fields in the humanities and social sciences are eligible. Each Fellowship will normally be held for two or three years. The tenure of most Fellowships will commence on 1 October 2002, but an earlier start date is possible. A later start date will be possible only in exceptional circumstances.

Candidates should hold an established post in the humanities or social sciences at a UK university and should have held a post in the UK for at least the past five years. Candidates must be of an age to return to full-time academic posts for at least two years after holding a Fellowship. Priority will be given to applications from candidates over the age of thirty-five years.

The Fellowship will cover the salary of a full-time replacement lecturer for two or three years at a grade not to exceed spinal point 8 on the RA1A scale (currently £20,465), plus superannuation, National Insurance, and the London Allowance where applicable. An amount of up to £3,000 a year will also be made available by the Trust to help meet the Fellow's research expenses.

An application pack may be obtained from the Trust by sending a self-addressed A4 or A5 envelope, stamped for 60g, to the Leverhulme Trust, 1 Pemberton Row, London, EC4A 3BG. No packs will be mailed out after Friday, 27 April 2001. Application packs cannot be faxed or e-mailed to candidates. Details of the scheme are also available on the Trust's website. The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 May 2001. Decisions will be made in November 2001.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 31 January 2001
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