The Trustees continue to offer Leverhulme grants to study these and other social inequalities and in this way help rid the world of the systemic injustices of racism.
Born in 1851, William Hesketh Lever made his fortune through the manufacture and marketing of soap and cleaning products. In the space of only a few years his company Lever Brothers grew to become a household name, and its products, which included Sunlight Soap and Lux, were sold around the world. The title ‘Lord Leverhulme’ was conferred upon Lever in 1917 (‘Hulme’ being the maiden name of his wife, Elizabeth, who had died four years previously).
- Applicants must have been residents in the UK for at least three years at the time of application.
- Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree (undergraduates are not eligible).
- Applicants must hold a degree from a UK institution (this may be either the undergraduate degree or a further degree held by the applicant). Those studying for a UK Ph.D. who do not otherwise hold a degree from a UK institution may apply as long as they meet the other eligibility criteria.
- Applicants must either be a student at the time of application or have been registered as a student within the last eight years.
- Applicants must explain why their work requires residence overseas
Applications will be considered in all subject areas except the following:
- All studies of disease, illness, and disabilities in humans and animals.
- All research is intended to inform clinical practice or the development of medical applications.
The Trust excludes these areas because substantial funding is available from other sources for applied medical research, and the Trust’s priority is to support investigations of a fundamental nature.
How to Apply
To make an application, please access the Leverhulme Trust Grants Management System. When completing the application form, please refer to the Application Help Notes. Candidates will be invited for interviews during April/May. Applicants will be informed of the result of their application in the May following their application.
Over £21,000 will be available to each student who is selected.
This scholarship covers:
- All maintenance allowance of £21,000 a year.
- Will return airfare to the country of tenure and a baggage allowance.
- Students will be given an allowance of £7,000 a year when a student is accompanied by a dependant partner.
- Then all further allowances are paid at the discretion of the Trust, e.g: a contribution towards overseas fees, internal travel costs associated with the course of study or research, and fieldwork expenses.
The deadline is January 10, 2022.
This is an annual scholarship that is available at the same time each year.