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Cheney Fellowship in Culture (University of Leeds)

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Cheney Fellowship in Culture (University of Leeds)

June 9, 2015

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts
School/Institute:  Leeds Humanities Research Institute
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 8 to Grade 10
Salary:  £38,511 to £69,427
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (6 months)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 09 June 2015
Reference:  ARTLH1013

Cheney Fellowships Overview
The Cheney Fellowships Scheme, funded through the generosity of Peter and Susan Cheney, is designed to enable talented researchers to spend a period of time working on research at a leading UK institution, exploring new research ideas and building new collaborations.

Now in its third year, the Cheney Fellowships Scheme will enable you to undertake a period of research at the University of Leeds, where you can spend time thinking, talking, collaborating and developing new ideas with academic colleagues, including staff and research students.

Research Theme – Culture
Culture permeates all aspects of human activity, yet research on culture often takes disciplinarily narrow forms. Under the auspices of a new interdisciplinary institute to be established later this year, the University is promoting a new vision of scholarly engagement with culture in all its diversity.

The organisers are keen to receive applications from potential Cheney Fellows proposing imaginative research projects in this spirit, especially in connection with one or more of the following research areas:

  • Research making use of the distinctive holdings of Special Collections in the University Library;
  • Research relating to Opera North, the Henry Moore Institute, the Hepworth Gallery, and/or the Thackray Medical Museum;
  • Research relating to new methods in digital humanities;
  • Research relating to new methods in the study of science, technology and culture.

Further information on culture@leeds is available on the Leeds Humanities Research Institute website.

Available Cheney Fellowships

  • Cheney Early Career Fellowships

12 Months Fixed Term – Full Time – University Grade 8 Scale (£38,511 – £45,954 p.a.)
The early career fellowships will allow individuals to pursue, develop and take forward research in one of the themes/areas listed.

  • Cheney Senior Fellowships

6 Months Fixed Term – Full Time – University Grade 9 (£47,328 – £54,841 p.a.) or Grade 10 (minimum £56,482 – £69,427 p.a.)

The senior fellowships are an opportunity for individuals with a proven track record of activity in one of the research themes/areas to lead a programme of research.

Fellows will typically be paid a salary, but alternative arrangements for example visiting academic status will also be considered. Where visiting fellows continue to receive a salary from another institution, arrangements will be put in place, by agreement with the University of Leeds and the fellow, to cover travel and subsistence costs during the course of their stay.

The start dates for the fellowship scheme are flexible, but it is anticipated that the fellowships will commence
in the autumn of 2015, and normally no later than one year after the closing date for applications.

Informal enquiries about the scheme should be emailed to cheneyfellowships@leeds.ac.uk.

Applications can be made online here. Potential applicants with research interests in American Studies who would like more information about the scheme are also invited to contact Dr. Bridget Bennett: b.k.g.bennett[at]leeds.ac.uk.


June 9, 2015
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University of Leeds
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University of Leeds
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