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Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

This funding call usually opens in January and closes in February of each year, however, the Department of Sociology will set an earlier internal deadline to manage the application process.

*Expressions of Interest* - NOW OPEN - Deadline 4th December 2023

The Department of Sociology invites expressions of interest from outstanding candidates who wish to apply for a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship through Durham University.

We welcome enquiries from eligible candidates particularly those related to the Research Themes or associated Research Centres in the department.

Candidates are required to have sought the support of a prospective academic mentor in the department and have supplied them with an up-to-date CV and 2-page (max) draft research proposal prior to submitting a full draft application. Working in conjunction with their mentor, candidates should check their eligibility to apply.

You can review our staff profiles, to help in finding an appropriate academic mentor.

Please submit your draft application (please request an internal template application form from,), CV, and the name of your academic mentor to  by 4pm on 4th December 2023.


Further information regarding eligibility criteria, can be found at Leverhulme ECF page.

For further information regarding the application process within the Department of Sociology, please contact Lucy Cawson,