Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

Applications in any field of music/musicology are welcome.

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships are aimed at supporting those at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research. Applicants should have submitted their doctoral thesis for examination within four years of the scheme closing date – i.e., no earlier than 24 Feb 2018, unless they have had a career break; or no earlier than 24 Feb 2017, “if their work has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic”.  They should explain their case in their application.

Fellowships are tenable for three years on a full-time basis. Requests to hold the award part-time over a proportionately longer period may also be considered.

Applicants must not hold or have held a permanent academic position in a UK university or comparable institution, and must have a doctorate or equivalent research experience. Those registered for a doctorate must have submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination by the closing date of 24 February 2022.

A previous connection with the University is not required; applications are particularly welcome from those who obtained their doctorates from other institutions. The Fellowship requires the support of a member of the Faculty willing to act as Mentor.

The Leverhulme online application process will open on 1 January 2022, and its deadline for the 2021 competition will be 24 February 2022 at 4pm.

For more information on the scheme and eligibility please visit the Humanities Division Website: http://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/leverhulme-trust-early-career-fellowships.

Expressions of interest should be sent to research@music.ox.ac.uk by 9am on Friday 3 December 2021, consisting of one PDF document containing:

1. a one-page CV including education, publications, any awards, thesis title and examiners;

2. a two-page draft statement of research (which may use headings similar to those in the Leverhulme scheme’s notes of guidance);

3. a 150-word abstract summarising the research for a general audience;

4. an indication of any additional research expenses that may be needed for the proposed project, such as travel and subsistence.

5. a named mentor from among the permanent members of the Faculty of Music, who must provide a statement of support (sent directly to the above address, by the 3 December deadline).

A selection process internal to the Faculty of Music will then determine which proposals go forward to a full application to Leverhulme. Applicants will be informed of the Faculty’s decision whether to support their application in mid-January.