Since its foundation in 1925 the Leverhulme Trust has provided funding for research projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries and prizes; it operates across all the academic disciplines, the intention being to support talented individuals as they realise their personal vision in research and professional training.
In assessing grant applications for funding, the Trustees use the following criteria to prioritise work of outstanding scholarship:
- Originality – the research achieves more than the incremental development of a single discipline;
- Importance – the work will enable further research or enquiry;
- Significance – the proposed research has relevance outside a single field, and is able to excite those working in other disciplines;
- Merit – the quality of the research design and methodology, and the suitability of the researchers and institution for the realisation of the proposed research objectives.
The Leverhulme Trust are committed to playing a vital role in developing the next generation of academics in humanities and social sciences. We are delighted to continue collaborating with the British Academy on the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme, a valuable opportunity for postdoctoral career development in these uncertain and difficult times.
Professor Anna Vignoles, Director of the Leverhulme Trust