Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

We invite researchers to submit an expression of interest for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship with Cardiff University as the host organisation.

All candidates must hold a doctorate or have equivalent research experience upon taking up the fellowship. Only those who have not yet have held a full-time permanent academic post in a UK university or comparable UK institution will be eligible. Visit the Leverhulme Trust website for further details and full eligibility criteria.

Submit your Expression of Interest

The next call for applications will close on 28 February 2019.

To express interest in this scheme, please email risresearchdevelopment@cardiff.ac.uk with the following details:

  • your full name
  • your discipline and expected host school.

We will put you in touch with your proposed host school.

As an applicant, you must ensure your host school has discussed your intention to apply well in advance of submitting an application. You are strongly recommended to express your interest in this scheme as early as possible to comply with internal school deadlines, which are typically in late 2018 or early January 2019.

Please note that the University operates a robust triage and peer review process for all applications to ensure those of the highest quality are submitted to the Leverhulme Trust.

Match funding

All applications will be subject to the host school or college committing to covering the match funding requirements for the scheme.

The college of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is yet to confirm that match funding will be available but still welcomes expressions of interest from exceptional candidates. News on availability of match funding will be posted when available.

Schools in the colleges of Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) and Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) will be considering candidates for the scheme, and will discuss suitability with candidates. Match funding for candidates in BLS and PSE will be allocated if the School wishes to support a candidate – this will be decided on a case-by-case basis.


For general enquiries, please contact:

Leverhulme Trust Early Career fellowship