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 must have submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination no more than four years before the closing date, i.e. not before 28 February 2015, unless there has been a career break.

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 have submitted their doctoral thesis for viva voce examination by the closing date of 4pm on 28 February 2019.

The Leverhulme online application process will open on 1 January 2019, and its deadline for the 2019 competition will be 28 February 2019 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 9 am on Monday 7 January 2019, 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.

A selection process internal to the Faculty of Music will then determine which proposals go forward to a full application to Leverhulme.