Leverhulme Trust: Research Leadership Awards

Leverhulme Trust


Grant amount: £800,000 - £1,000,000

Anticipated deadline: May 10, 2019 9:00am PDT

Applicant type: College / University

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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Overview:

The aim is to support talented scholars who have successfully launched a university career but who need to build a research team of sufficient scale to tackle a distinctive research problem. This creates an opportunity for the development and demonstration of research leadership; that is, for the direction of a modest team or group, whose research may significantly change the established landscape in a particular field of inquiry. Each institution is limited to one bid only.

Between £800,000 and £1million over four to five years for staff salaries and associated research costs. At least 75% of the resources requested must be used to provide funding for research staff (research assistants; postgraduate students). There will be no provision for replacement teaching or overhead expenditures, nor for the salary costs of the Principal Applicant. Associated research costs can be included up to a maximum of 25% of the total budget. This percentage is a maximum and not a target. The following are examples of such eligible costs: Technical, computing, clerical staff costs; Travel and subsistence costs directly related to the research activity. These can include conference attendance provided that such attendance can be shown to make a direct contribution to the research project; Consumable costs.

Applications for research in any subject area within the Trust’s normal remit will be eligible for support.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applications for research in any subject area within the Trust’s normal remit will be eligible for support.
  • Eligible institutions are universities in the UK.
  • Eligible applicants will have held a university post for at least two years but will not yet have developed their academic career such that the trajectory of their research contribution has become firmly established.
  • Please note that each institution is limited to one bid only. 
  • Eligible Costs:
    • Salaries for research staff
      • At least 75% of the resources requested must be used to provide funding for research staff (research assistants; postgraduate students).
      • There will be no provision for replacement teaching or overhead expenditures, nor for the salary costs of the Principal Applicant.
    • Associated research costs
      • These can be included up to a maximum of 25% of the total budget. This percentage is a maximum and not a target. The following are examples of such eligible costs:
        • Technical, computing, clerical staff costs.
        • Travel and subsistence costs directly related to the research activity. These can include conference attendance provided that such attendance can be shown to make a direct contribution to the research project.
        • Consumable costs.