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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 call for 2022 applications is now closed. Expressions of interest for the 2023 scheme can be submitted now.

To express interest in this scheme, please email 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 2023 scheme as early as possible to comply with internal school deadlines, which will be in late 2022.

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 committing to cover the match funding requirements for the scheme.

For Schools in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, match funding will be provided by the College but there is a limit on the number of applications per school. We welcome expressions of interest from exceptional candidates to submit to internal peer review processes.

Schools in the Colleges of Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) and Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) will consider applications to the scheme and will discuss suitability with individual candidates. Match funding for candidates in BLS and PSE will be provided by the host School should they wish to support a candidate – this will be decided on a case-by-case basis.


For general enquiries, please contact:

Leverhulme Trust Early Career fellowship