What Leverhulme Trust fund
The Trust will contribute 50% of the Fellow’s total salary costs (including National Insurance and superannuation) up to a maximum of £26,000 for three years, with the balance to be paid by the host institution. The Trust’s maximum annual contribution will be pro-rated if the Fellowship is held on a part-time basis. Each Fellow may request up to £6,000 per annum in research expenses to further his or her research activities (see the Leverhulme website for more details).
Arrangements for the remaining funding
Your department can apply to the University's Fellowships Coordination Committee (FCC) to match-fund some of the remaining salary costs (the process can be found here: Financial support for Early Career Fellowship Applications from the Fellowships Coordination Committee). Please note that there is an expectation that any financial support provided by FCC would be at least equally matched by financial support from the host department wherever possible (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any queries about this).
Currently, the University is asking Departments and Schools to seek approval for the use of departmental budgets for match from their Dean. This process can be found on the University's research webpages. You can apply for approval from the FCC, and for approval for departmental match funding (from the Dean) at the same time, using one single form. Departments/Schools should notify FCC of their intention to submit a Leverhulme application by submitting a match funding form for each applicant (if required) by 13 January 2023 at the latest to email@example.com.
There is no University-level selection process for this scheme, with Departments, Schools and Faculties taking the lead on reviewing candidates' suitability for this scheme.
To try to support effective selection processes, we're updating this document which aims to share information about the scheme (please request access if you need to). We're keen to share useful information, so please do also add knowledge or information that might be useful to other departments to this document if you'd like to.
The following information relates to funder and University processes and is intended to assist members of Research Support teams.
- The RGO deadline for applications is 6 February 2023
- Expected starting salary grade: 7.1
- If the fellow wishes to include Research expenses in their project, these should be processed through the University (i.e. included in Worktribe) rather than claimed directly from Leverhulme Trust.
- Example Worktribe costing
The FCC will cover 50% of the salary shortfall (i.e. 25% of the overall salary costs) for all Leverhulme applications. To calculate this from Worktribe, click the 'Budget' tab, and from the dropdown box on the right hand side of the screen click 'Export Budget', then download 'Staff Costs'. You will need to calculate the figures by Financial Year, not Project Year, so look for 'Academic Year (1st Aug - 31st Jul)'.
If you have any queries, please get in touch with your RGO contact.