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Restricted Call: Leverhulme Research Centres – 17:00, 9 February 2015

The Leverhulme Trust has announced a call for Leverhulme Research Centres, which will conduct research of outstanding originality and also aspire to achieve a significant step-change in scholarship. Each Centre, to be led by a named Director, will be funded for up to £10 million over 10 years to carry out innovative research. The aim is to encourage new approaches and “disruptive thinking” which may establish or reshape a field of study and which will transform our understanding of a topic of significance to contemporary societies. The Trust has a reputation for encouraging research which is often fundamental or curiosity-driven (so-called 'blue skies'), multi-disciplinary, and perhaps somewhat higher risk. Applicants are therefore invited to be bold in compiling their bids.

The choice of research topic is left deliberately open, and should be sufficiently large-scale to support an ambitious, but realistic research agenda, for up to ten years. The Trust has a strong reputation for funding cross-disciplinary research embracing the sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Leverhulme Research Centres should not duplicate existing activity at a comparable scale.

Further information is available here and funding guidelines here.
For guidance on eligible expenditure, please click here.


Key dates
To register your interest: 17:00, 9 February 2015
Research Policy Committee Selection: 5 March 2015
Leverhulme Trust Closing Date: 16 April 2015


NOTE: The University can submit only one application, so this call is restricted and it will be coordinated according to the University’s Restricted Calls Procedure, please follow this link for the Procedure.

Register your interest by completing the Internal Selection Form that can be found here and send to, as well as any questions you may have to