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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2019

Applications for hosting at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge

Deadline: 9am GMT, 3 January 2019

The Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS), University of Cambridge, invites applications for hosting from candidates for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships from October 2019. Latin Americanists working in any area within arts, humanities or social sciences are welcome to apply, provided they meet the eligibility criteria established by the Leverhulme. All candidates must have submitted their doctoral thesis by 28 February 2019, and not more than four years before this date.

CLAS has a thriving community of MPhil and PhD students, and is a lively hub for research on Latin America carried out by post-docs and academic staff across the university. Successful applicants would be asked to make a modest contribution to teaching on our interdisciplinary MPhil in Latin American Studies, within their chosen field(s) and in accordance with the terms of the Leverhulme scheme. For information about the Centre of Latin American Studies, please see our website.

The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme offers a 50% salary, which is matched for successful applicants by the Isaac Newton Trust at Cambridge. Applicants must first secure funding from the Isaac Newton Trust, sending their applications to the Centre of Latin American Studies by the deadline of 9am (GMT) on 3 January 2019. Those who are successful in the pre-selection process may then proceed to make a full application to Leverhulme by 28 February 2019. Feedback will be offered on pre-selected applications before this final submission date.

Full terms and conditions of the awards may be consulted at:

https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships

More details of the evaluation process are available here:

https://www.newtontrust.cam.ac.uk/ECFs/LeverhulmeECF

Applicants should read the instructions carefully and forward the required materials to Dr Felipe Hernández , Director, Centre of Latin American Studies, c/o the Administrator, admin@latin-american.cam.ac.uk by 9am (GMT) on 3 January 2019. Please include the following:

  1. Your CV (maximum two A4 sides)
  2. A list of your major publications (maximum one A4 side)
  3. A statement of your current research (maximum 250 words), and
  4. A detailed statement of your proposed research (maximum two A4 sides).

Two references, sent directly by the referees, should also reach the Centre by the same deadline. At least one of the referees should be external to Cambridge, and no more than one should be based at the institution at which you were awarded (or are still studying for) your PhD. 

Please note that applications cannot be considered if they are not complete by the deadline.