The Leverhulme Trust – Early Career Fellowships 2013
Deadline for expressions of interest: noon on Monday 21 January 2013
The Faculty of Music expects to be able to support up to two Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship applications in the 2013 competition utilising the John Fell OUP Research Fund matched funds scheme. Fellowships will last for three years, normally starting in October 2013. Applications for this competition require the support of a member of the Faculty of Music who is willing to act as mentor.
The Faculty will hold an internal competition to decide which applications will be put forward under the scheme, so applicants should not approach The Leverhulme Trust directly at this stage. The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme is aimed at scholars who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers and who have a proven record of research. Applicants must hold an awarded doctorate (or have equivalent research experience), and must not hold or have held a permanent academic position in a UK university or comparable institution. Candidates must check that they are eligible for the scheme before proceeding with the application process described below by checking the full terms available on the Leverhulme Trust's website.
The appointment will be made at a salary in the range of £29,249 - £31,020 (Grade 7 stages 1-3, pay award pending) dependent on the experience of the candidate. In addition the Leverhulme Trust will cover personal research expenses of up to £6k per year if requested at the time of application.
Expressions of interest should be e-mailed to the Finance & Research Officer by noon on Monday 21 January 2013 and should include the following:
1) a 150-word abstract summarising the research for a general audience;
2) a maximum two-page CV with education, publications, thesis title and examiners;
3) a maximum two-page statement of research (please note the Leverhulme guidance in relation to Place of tenure: "If an applicant wishes to remain in the same institution where he or she is currently based he or she should rehearse the academic and/or personal reasons for this". If you are currently at Oxford, please include justification of why it is appropriate for you to remain here to hold an ECF in the statement);
4) an indication of what additional research expenses may be claimed;
5) the names and contact details of two referees; one internal (meaning from a member of the Faculty of Music) or two external letters of reference are required. Candidates should ask their referees to email reference letters to the Finance & Research Officer ;
6) the name of a member of the University of Oxford Faculty of Music who has agreed to act as a mentor should your application be successful.
The Selection Process
No interviews will be held; selection will be made on the basis of application materials alone. All applications will be considered as a gathered field by the Research Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Music; that Committee will have final responsibility for deciding which two candidates will be put forward for matched funding support. We will aim to inform the successful candidates of the Research Committee's decision by early February 2013. Successful candidates will be expected to work closely with their prospective mentor and the Humanities Division's Research Facilitators to prepare a final version of their application, which must be submitted to the University well in advance of the Leverhulme Trust's deadline of 4pm, 7 March 2013.
Please note: this outlines an internal pre-application selection process. It is not an authorisation to make an application to the Leverhulme Trust through this institution.