Leverhulme Major Research Fellowships

The Leverhulme Trust has recently released details of the next round of its Major Research Fellowships scheme:

These awards enable well-established and distinguished researchers in the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences to devote themselves to a single research project of outstanding originality and significance, capable of completion within two or three years. The award is made to the institution at which the successful Fellow is employed, and takes the form of providing a replacement staff member to cover the period of the Fellowship.

Apart from salary replacement, the awards also provide up to £5,000 per annum of research expenses. Further details of eligibility and the online application system are available on the website. The deadline is 6th May 2011.