The Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship Scheme in UK, 2014/15

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The Leverhulme Trust offers research fellowships in UK. The students of UK can apply for the fellowships. Awards are not restricted to university graduates and/or academics but applicants should be experienced researchers, particularly those prevented by routine duties from undertaking or completing a research programme. Approximately 90 fellowships are offered to individuals for original research. The amount of an award depends on the nature of the work proposed and individual circumstances, but the maximum total value of a Fellowship is £45,000.. The Leverhulme Trust Board, through the Research Awards Advisory Committee, is offering approximately 90 Fellowships to individuals for original research. The awards are not available simply as replacement for past support from other sources..  The fellowships are available for pursuing research programme.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowships are provided in all subject areas.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Awards are not restricted to university graduates and/or academics but applicants should be:
· Experienced researchers, particularly those prevented by routine duties from undertaking or completing a research programme;
· Resident in the United Kingdom at the time of application;
· A permanent member of the UK scholarly community and able to demonstrate an established track record in their chosen area of research. Persons currently resident and working overseas may not apply if they would still hold the overseas appointment during the tenure of an award. Candidates who have held a Research Fellowship may apply for a second award, but at least seven years should have elapsed since the previous one. Candidates who have held a Study Abroad Fellowship are eligible to apply if at least three years have elapsed between their application for the Study Abroad Fellowship and the Research Fellowship. Those registered or intending to register for or waiting to have work examined for degrees, doctoral studies, professional or vocational qualifications (whether or not connected with the application being submitted for consideration) are not eligible. Normally there is no provision under this scheme for replacement costs or loss of earnings for staff employed on short
· term contract research seeking release from these research duties.
· Applications will be considered in all subject areas.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The amount of an award depends on the nature of the work proposed and individual circumstances, but the maximum total value of a Fellowship is £45,000. Fellowships either assist with research expenses over and above normal living costs and/or provide a contribution towards reasonable replacement costs or loss of earnings. Applications for replacement costs will be considered from those in full- or part-time continuing posts (where leave of absence is granted on full pay). Applications for loss of earnings will be considered where research is not normally a function of the candidate’s contract or position. Those otherwise without a salary cannot request research expenses or loss of earnings to provide general living costs.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Fellowships are tenable for between three and 24 months. It is expected that a significant amount of time will be spent on the Leverhulme project during the period of the award. Fellowships must be taken up between 1 June 2014 and 1 May 2015.
Number of scholarships: Approximately 90 fellowships to individuals for original research.

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