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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2020

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2020

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

Deadline: 12 noon GMT, 20 December 2019

The Centre of Latin American Studies (CLAS), University of Cambridge, invites applications for hosting from candidates for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme in 2020.

The Centre 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.

The Isaac Newton Trust site contains details about eligibility criteria, what the scheme offers, and what your initial application to departments should contain.

Please read both sets of notes in full, but to summarise, if you are interested in applying for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship in 2020 then please send the following items to Dan Jones by midday on Friday 20th December.

  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).
  5. Two references. Please arrange for these to be sent directly (addressed ‘To whom it may concern’). Be aware that only one of your referees can be from within Cambridge, and if you are successful you will need to provide Leverhulme with a third reference as well.

The departmental Research Committee will select and rank the two preferred candidates and forward them to the Isaac Newton Trust in time for their deadline on 13th January. We will not be able to accept any late applications. Candidates selected by the Isaac Newton Trust for match-funding will then be invited to submit their applications to Leverhulme.

Guidance on eligibility and how to write your proposal can be found on the Leverhulme site. Ultimately, the Isaac Newton Trust will be looking to back proposals with a strong chance of success, so it is important to follow these notes when writing your statements of research.

Please advise Dan Jones of your intent to apply beforehand in order to provide an idea of numbers to expect and let him know if you have any queries about the call or the selection process.