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

The Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford invites proposals from those interested in applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. Up to two such Fellowships in Music, of three years’ duration will be offered.
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 no more than four years before the closing date, i.e. not before 1st  March 2014, 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 must have submitted their thesis by the closing date. The Leverhulme online application process will open on 1 January 2018 and its deadline for the 2018 competition will be 1st March 2018.
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 a.m. on Monday 8 January 2018, consisting of one PDF document containing:
  1. a one-page CV including education, publications, any awards, thesis title and examiners;
  1. a two-page draft statement of research (which may use headings similar to those in the Leverhulme scheme’s notes of guidance);
  1. a 150-word abstract summarising the research for a general audience;
  1. 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.