The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews -- Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews offers support for applications to the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme on a competitive basis.


The School hosts a vibrant research culture with internationally recognised expertise in its 8 language disciplines (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, Spanish) as well as in Comparative Literature. Areas of interest extend from the Middle Ages to the contemporary, and include literature, history, visual culture, memory studies, performance studies, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, gender and queer studies.


The deadline for applications to the School’s internal competition is  Monday 21 November 2022. Candidates should send the following information to


 Title of research proposal: No more than 80 characters including spaces.

·              Fields of study: Select the fields of study which most closely reflect the area of research of the current application.

·              Abstract: This account should be given in non-technical terms so as to be easily comprehensible to a non-expert (maximum 100 words).

·              Details of current and past research: Give details of your current and past research experience (maximum 250 words). If this is too extensive to be summarised in 250 words focus on the research most relevant to the current application.

·              Detailed statement of proposed research: This should include aims, objectives, methodology and outcome (e.g. publication plans). This statement and the bibliographic references may not exceed two sides of A4. We recommend that you use Arial font size 11

·              Major publications: Please list your publications (maximum one side of A4) under three main headings; ‘In preparation’, ‘Submitted’ and ‘Published’, as appropriate. We recommend that you use Arial font size 11. If a full list of your publications exceeds one page, then include only the publications most relevant to the current application. 

·              3 Referees:  Name, email address and current institution.  No more than one referee should be from the proposed host institution.. The head of department from your proposed host institution may not act as a referee. 

·              PhD Award Date: Please advise as to your PhD award date.

·            An up-to-date CV (max. 3 pages A4)


For further information, please contact the School’s Director of Research, Professor Bettina Bildhauer:


Full details of the Leverhulme ECF scheme can be found at: