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Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships

Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships

ROO 1-day deadline: 8 May 2019

National Deadline: 9 May 2019.


Awarded to UK institutions that wish to invite an eminent researcher from overseas to enhance the knowledge and skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. The scheme covers maintenance, travel expenses and research costs. Visiting Professorships last for between three and twelve months.

The objective of these awards is to enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and twelve months inclusive at a UK university, primarily in order to enhance the skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. It is recognised that Visiting Professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests. The over-riding criteria for selection are first the academic standing and achievements of the visitor in terms of research and teaching, and secondly the ability of the receiving institution to benefit from the imported skills and expertise. Priority will be given to new or recent collaborative ventures.

A Visiting Professorship may last for between three and twelve months inclusive.


Applications must be submitted by an established academic member of staff at the host institution who shall take responsibility for coordinating the visit. The host institution must agree to administer the grant and provide appropriate facilities for the visiting Professor. Applications from all fields are eligible apart from clinical/medical research.


The sum requested should reflect the individual circumstances of the visitor and the nature and duration of the proposed activities. The value of an award may vary between £10,000 and £150,000. A maintenance grant up to a level commensurate with the salary of a professor in the relevant field at the receiving institution may be requested. Economy travel costs to and from the UK will also be met. Requests for associated costs, if justified by the programme, may include, for example, travel within the UK, consumables, and essential technical assistance.


To make an application you should access the Leverhulme Trust Grant Application System.

Please read carefully the online help notes and the guide for applicants before completing the application.

Further information

Please consult the website of the Leverhulme Trust for more information on the Visiting Professorship scheme.

Potential applicants may also contact , Research Facilitator for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences for advice on academic content of the proposal.

If you need assistance on costing or general advice on the application, please contact the Research Grants Administrator at the Faculty of History (). Please contact (Research Director) if you intend to put forward an application.