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The Leverhulme Trust

LEVERHULME EMERITUS FELLOWSHIPS (REF. F6)

The Leverhulme Trust invites applications from recently retired scholars to complete and prepare for publication the results of research already begun. Applicants must have retired by the time of commencing the Fellowship. Applications will be considered in all subject areas. Approximately thirty-five Fellowships are offered annually. The closing date for applications is 7 February 2006. Applications must be sent to the Research Grants and Contracts Section of the University for approval, together with a completed RSD-1A form before they are sent to the Leverhulme Trust. Application details not available after 31 January 2006. The RSD-1A form can be obtained from the Research Grants and Contracts Section's website (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/rg-cs/). Please note that the Research Grants and Contracts Section requires three working days to process grant applications.

STUDY ABROAD STUDENTSHIPS (REF. SAS2)

The Leverhulme Trust invites applications from holders of a first degree from an UK higher education institution (or equivalent) for Study Abroad Studentships, tenable for twelve or twenty-four months at any centre of learning in the world, except the UK and USA. Applications will be considered in all subject areas but the awards are not intended for those who wish only to improve their knowledge of modern languages. Approximately twenty Studentships are offered annually. The closing date for applications is 10 January 2006. Application details not available after 3 January 2006.

EARLY CAREER FELLOWSHIPS

(Formally called Special Research Fellowships) aim to provide career development opportunities for those with a proven record of research who do not hold or have not held a full-time established academic post in a UK university or comparable institution. Fellows are expected to undertake a significant piece of publishable research during tenure of the award. Awards are made to the host institution on behalf of the successful applicant, rather than directly to the applicant, and the scheme is based on a pound-for-pound system: the Trust pays half of the Fellow's total salary costs and the host institution pays the other half. Approximately thirty Fellowships are offered annually.

Eligible applicants must either hold a first degree from an UK higher education institution or be able to show evidence of equivalent education in the UK or be or have recently been a member of the UK academic community and intend to remain so. Applicants will normally be under age 35 at the time of taking up the award and hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience. Applications from those over 35 will be considered if a strong and appropriate case can be made. The awards are not available to those who at the time of starting the appointment are registered for or are intending to register for, reading or waiting to have work examined for degrees or equivalent awards, including higher degrees, doctorates, professional or vocational qualifications. Fellowships can be held in universities or other higher education institutions in the UK. Those registered for a doctorate may apply only if they have submitted their doctoral thesis by the closing date.

Applicants must secure agreement from their host institution to meet the funding requirements before applying. All fields are eligible and fellowships last 24 months. Fellowships to be taken up between the beginning of the 2006-07 academic year and 1 May 2007. The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow's total salary costs up to a maximum of £20,000 a year, the other 50% to be paid by the host institution. Fellows are to be paid on the national salary scale for academic staff based on age and experience. Each Fellow may seek research expenses up to £5,000 a year.

Application materials will be available after 1 January 2006. Closing date for applications is 14 March 2006.

PHILIP LEVERHULME PRIZES

Philip Leverhulme Prizes are for outstanding scholars of substantial distinction and promise, normally aged under 36. Awards will be made in recognition of the research achievement and standing of nominees. Approximately 25 prizes are available across selected disciplines.

For the 2006 competition the disciplines are Earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences; History of art; Mathematics and Statistics; Medieval, early modern and modern history; Zoology.

The sum of £50,000 is available over two years and prizes can be used for any purpose to advance the prize-holder's research, with the exception of enhancement of the prize-holder's salary; capital items and equipment; or institutional overheads.

Nominees should be under age 36 on 15 May 2006 (although account may be taken of those who began their academic career late or have had career changes or breaks) and they should hold a post in a UK institution of higher education.

Application materials will be available from 1 January 2006 until 8 May 2006. Nominations for Prizes must be endorsed by the head of the nominee's institution (normally a university) and must reach the Trust by 15 May 2006. Decisions will be made by the end of November 2006, and Prizes may be taken up at any time before the end of November 2007.

Further details and application forms for these, and other Leverhulme Trust schemes, are available from the Grants Manager, Leverhulme Trust, 1 Pemberton Row, London, EC4A 3BG, or from the Trust's website (http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk). Postal requests for application details must be accompanied by an A4-size self-addressed envelope, stamped for 60 grams for each set of details (please mark outer envelope 'PLP').

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

To support experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research. Awards are not limited to those holding appointments in higher education.

Eligible applicants

Should be resident in the UK, normally be age 30 or over and be able to demonstrate experience and academic background sufficient to confirm their ability to complete the proposed programme of research.

Eligible fields

All fields. About 90 fellowships are offered each year.

Eligible duration

Between 3 and 24 months. Awards to commence between 1 June 2006 and 1 May 2007.

Eligible costs

Research Fellowships provide research expenses over and above normal living costs and/or provide a contribution towards replacement costs or loss of earnings.

Value

The maximum value of a Fellowship is £25,000.

Ineligibility

Anyone registered for a degree, for doctoral studies, or for professional or vocational qualifications. Equipment or institutional charges for accommodation or overheads.

Application procedure

Either send an A4-size self-addressed envelope, stamped for 150 grams, with a request for application form F2 after 1 September 2005 to the Secretary of the Research Awards Advisory Committee at the Trust's address or download the application details from the Trust's website after 1 September. Application details will not be sent out, or be available on the web, after 3 November 2005. Closing date is 10 November 2005. Results will be reported to applicants by the end of April 2006.

STUDY ABROAD FELLOWSHIPS

To provide a sabbatical period overseas in a stimulating academic environment.

Eligible applicants

Should be resident in the UK and be aged 30 or over. Should have held an established full-time post in a UK institution of higher education, or in a museum, art gallery or comparable institution for at least five years.

Eligible fields

All fields. About 15 fellowships are offered each year.

Eligible duration

Between 3 and 12 months. An award should commence between 1 June 2006 and 1 May 2007.

Eligible costs

Replacement teaching cover whilst the applicant is overseas; travel to and within the overseas country or countries; a stipend to meet the increased expense of living overseas; and essential research costs.

Value

The maximum value of a Fellowship is £21,000.

Ineligibility

Anyone registered for a degree, for doctoral studies, or for professional or vocational qualifications. Equipment or institutional charges for accommodation or overheads.

Application procedure

Either send an A4-size self-addressed envelope, stamped for 150 grams with a request for application form SAF2, after 1 September 2005 to the Secretary of the Research Awards Advisory Committee at the Trust's address or download application details from the Trust's website after 1 September. Application details will not be sent out, or be available on the web, after 3 November 2005. Closing date is 10 November 2005. Results will be reported to applicants by the end of April 2006.

MAJOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

To enable researchers in the humanities and social sciences to devote themselves to a single project of outstanding originality and significance appropriate for a period of concentrated research and capable of completion within the duration of two to three years.

Eligible applicants

Should be resident in the UK and should have held an established post at a UK university for at least the past five years at the date of application.

Eligible fields

All fields in the humanities and social sciences. About 25 fellowships are offered each year.

Eligible duration and start date

Two or three years, starting no later than 1 October 2007.

Eligible costs

The salary (starting at spinal point 10) of a full-time person to undertake the normal duties of the applicant for the duration of the project. Research expenses may also be awarded to a maximum of £4,000 per annum. Insofar as the award is for replacement costs, payment will be made to the institution rather than to the individual.

Application Procedure

Either send a self-addressed A4 envelope, stamped for 60g and marked 'MRF' on the outer envelope, to the Trust's address after 2 February 2006 or download the appropriate details from the Trust's website. Packs will not be sent out, or be available on the web, after 30 April 2006. Closing date for applications, 5 May 2006. Results will be reported to applicants by the end of December 2006.


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Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
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