We are pleased to announce the introduction of a Leadership Fellowship call. We wish to appoint a senior academic as a Leadership Fellow to develop an ambitious vision and strategy for how we can build leadership capability within the social sciences.

Funding of up to £100,000 (full economic costing) can be requested over the duration of the award to cover the fellow's time and associated costs and fund research assistance where appropriate. The fellowship will be for 12 months in duration and applicants may request funding for up to 80% of FEC. This is a part time opportunity and we expect the fellow to spend around 40% of their time on the fellowship.  

The successful applicant will be expected to have track record in leadership, an understanding of the structural barriers and challenges to developing leadership capability and a clear vision for how they can contribute to the development of this area. They will also need outstanding communication skills, project management knowledge and experience of collaborative working and developing partnerships with people and organisations within and beyond academia. Applications are welcome from any discipline within the social sciences. Further details of additional eligibility and assessment criteria are given in the call specification.

How to apply

All proposals must be submitted through the research councils’ Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system by 16:00 on 3 January 2018. Please note that proposals will not be accepted prior to 5 December 2017.

Standard ESRC eligibility rules apply. See the RCUK website for a list of eligible organisations.

Call documents

Timetable

  • Je-S open for applications - 5 December 2017
  • Deadline for submissions - 16:00 on 3 January 2018
  • Shortlisting meeting - w/c 8 January 2018
  • Interviews - w/c 22 January 2018
  • Notification of outcomes - end of January 2018
  • Start date of grant - February/March 2018