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Early-Career Fellowship scheme at the University of Leeds

Venue: University of Leeds
Application deadline: January 15, 2014


Russian at the University of Leeds is happy to support applications to the Leverhulme Early-Career Fellowship scheme.
Given our recent success in this scheme, we are well placed to offer suitable applicants a supportive and rewarding environment in which to work. Russian is part of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, the largest of its kind in the UK, which has research groups focusing on a wide range of areas: Cultural Studies; Film and Visual Culture; History; Language, Linguistics and Translation; Literary Studies; and Social Science. Colleagues in Russian also contribute to the cross-Faculty Leeds Russian Centre, whose focus is ‘Russia(n) in the Global Context.’ More information about the Leeds Russian Centre can be found here:
Research proposals specialising just in Russian as well as those of a more interdisciplinary nature, particularly speaking to the concerns of the Leeds Russian Centre, will be welcome. 


Application Procedure

Our internal deadline for applications is January 15, 2014. If you are interested in applying to hold a Fellowship at Leeds, please contact the Director of Russian, Dr Sarah Hudspith (, as soon as possible. These expressions of interest should include:

  • a one-page summary of the research proposal which sets out the scholarly context in which the research will be undertaken, the research questions to be addressed, the methodology to be used, and the proposed outcomes of the project; and
  • a short CV which also outlines how the proposed research will fit into the research environment of Russian, the Leeds Russian Centre and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Leeds.

If judged suitable at this preliminary stage, candidates will be invited to submit a detailed draft application by 7th February 2014.



Information & contacts

Dr Sarah Hudspith
Director of German, Russian and Slavonic Studies
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
tel.: 0113 3433290


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