Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

The Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford invites proposals from anyone interested in applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. Up to two such Fellowships in Music, of three years’ duration will be offered, funded jointly by The Leverhulme Trust and the John Fell Fund of the University of Oxford. Applications in any field of music/musicology are welcome.

Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers (defined as having had their doctoral viva no more than five years prior to the closing date, i.e. after 5 March 2010) but with a proven record of research. Applicants should not have held an established academic appointment. The intention is to support the career development of those building an academic career within the UK. The Trust gives priority to applicants who show evidence of mobility during their academic careers to date. The Leverhulme online application deadline for the 2015 competition will be 4pm on 5 March 2015.

For more information on the scheme, including eligibility, please see The Leverhulme Trust website: http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/ECF/ECF.cfm

Expressions of interest should be sent to research@music.ox.ac.uk by noon on Monday 12th January 2015, consisting of one Word 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) 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.