The Leverhulme Trust: Research Leadership Awards

Leverhulme-TrustThe Leverhulme Trust is supporting talented researchers who have successfully launched a university career but who need to build a research team to address a distinct research problem. Between £800,000 and £1million over four to five years for staff salaries and associated research costs.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.

Once a university has selected their chosen candidate, they should provide the Trust with the applicant’s name, departmental affiliation and email address. Access will then be granted to the Trust’s online Grant Application System.

For the University to decide which applicant is going to be supported  and expression of interest form must be completed  that includes a 500 word abstract of your project by the 4th of April. The abstracts should state:

  • What the research is?
  • What would the impact/benefit of the research be?
  • The duration and value of the project?

The abstracts will then be assessed by Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research Professor John Fletcher, the Deputy Deans for Research and Professional Practise and by members of the Professoriate from across the faculties the week starting the 4th of April.

Please contact Jason Edwards for the Expression of Interest form (


If you have any queries please contact Jason Edwards on x68264 or