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Early Career Fellowships

Each year, there are a variety of Early Career Fellowship opportunities available. We encourage prospective applicants to contact the department as soon as possible if you are intending to apply to any of them. 

The department may set internal deadlines that are earlier than the funders deadlines. Please contact Lucy Cawson, the departmental Senior Research Administrator for further information at

See the below links to find out further information and to determine the requirements of the funding calls.  



Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

*Internal Deadline* 4th December 2023. Please contact a prospective academic mentor with an expression of interest (CV, research proposal) prior to this date. Please submit a copy of the Leverhulme application, CV, and name of mentor by 4th December.

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NINE DTP (Doctoral Training Partnership) Postdoctoral Fellowships

Expression of Interest deadline 4pm, 5th April 2024. Please submit a 1 page summary of research questions, CV and name of mentor to the Senior Research Administrator ( 

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