The next round of the Leverhulme Research Centres Competition will open in January 2021 with a deadline of 16th April 2021. As BU is permitted to submit only one application as an institution, we are holding an internal competition for Expressions of Interest (EoI).
Those who are interested in making an application to the Leverhulme Research Centres Competition are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to email@example.com , by Tuesday 19th January 2021. Application and guidance can be found here (I:\RDS\Public\Leverhulme Research Centres Competition 2021\EOI Documents). If you have further questions or queries please contact Alexandra Pekalski (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Lisa Andrews (email@example.com).
Scope of call
The Leverhulme Trust invites applications for Research Centres that will not only conduct research of outstanding originality but also aspire to achieve a significant step-change in scholarship. The Trust’s aim is to encourage new approaches that may establish or reshape a field of study and so transform our understanding of a significant contemporary topic. Applicants are therefore invited to be bold in compiling their bids.
The Trust has a reputation for encouraging higher-risk research which is often therefore fundamental or curiosity-driven – so-called ‘blue skies’ – and pan-disciplinary. The expectation is that Centres will draw upon a range of disciplinary perspectives and expertise, perhaps bringing new disciplinary mixes to bear on a particular topic. The hope is for bids that fold the social sciences and humanities authentically into the mix, rather than being framed primarily in physical and life science terms.
£1 million a year for between 5 – 10 years is available.
Further information is available from the Leverhulme Trust website, and interested applicants are advised to consider the eligibility criteria carefully.
An indicative timeline is below for the submission of the EOI. A more detailed timeline can be found (I:\RDS\Public\Leverhulme Research Centres Competition 2021\EOI Documents).
|08/12/2020||RDS advertise Expression of Interest (EoI) competition for call|
|19/01/2021||EoI deadline (EoIs to be sent to RDS)|
|19/01/2021||Papers (applications) sent to review panel (RDS to administer)|
|w/c 25/01/2021||Review panel meeting (virtual)|
|by 29/01/2021||Review panel decision and feedback disseminated to applicants|
|29/01/2020||RDS to contact Leverhulme to provide the Trust with the principal applicant’s name, departmental affiliation and email address. Access will then be granted to the Leverhulme Trust Grants Management System|
|Feb / March / April 2021||Applicants develop proposals with the support of RDS|
|16/04/2021||Leverhulme Research Centres Competition deadline|