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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

We warmly welcome expressions of interest from potential applicants to the 2020 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme.

Why you should apply with us

Our School is a vibrant, research intense Modern Languages unit, ranked in the top 10 for research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, in a University which ranked fifth in REF 2014, and second nationally for research impact.

We have an excellent track record of supporting and developing early career researchers. If you are a well-qualified researcher with an innovative project, please get in touch to discuss with us.

Our School's research reaches across translation and interpreting studies; literary, cultural and historical studies; memory studies; and areas studies. Our languages are Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and we have additional staff expertise in Arabic and Polish.

We welcome applicants with research interests in a broad range of subjects. Key areas of research in the school are the interdisciplinary themes

How to apply

The deadline for receiving formal expressions of interest is 6 January 2020.

General enquiries about the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme and expressions of interest should be submitted by email to the Deputy Director of Research for Modern Languages, Professor David Clarke for consideration for support by the School.

Professor David Clarke

Professor David Clarke

Professor in Modern German Studies


Formal expressions of interest should consist of a one-page CV, and the following details of the proposal:

  • The project title.
  • The project description of up to 800 words along with a 100-word abstract.
  • An outline statement of how the project will link with and extend existing research in the Cardiff School of Modern Languages.

Additional notes

The Leverhulme Trust advises that the project description should include details of the aims, objectives, methodology and outcome of the project (such as publication plans), to enable the Committee and referees to evaluate the scope and importance of the proposal.

Methodology should be clear and explicit, comprehensible to a non-expert. Bibliographic references should be included in full, including page numbers where relevant. The project description and the bibliographic references should not exceed two sides of A4, and the applicant’s name should appear at the top of the first page.

Successful applicants whose projects are selected for support by the School will be notified by 10 January 2019. Applications will then be supported by the School to prepare a full application to the Early Career Fellowship scheme.

The scheme is due to open January 2020 and the closing date for applications is 27 February 2020.