I’ve been thinking about the plight of PhD students, after Claire Ross’ excellent blog entry. I thought it might be useful to consider what might happen at the other end of the PhD. At UCLDH we are part of the UCL Faculty of Arts and Humanities who have agreed to contribute to the costs of a Leverhulme Early Career fellowship for a department in the faculty. So if you are a PhD student who is about to finish or has just finsihed your thesis, you might want to think about applying for one of these.
Once again these fellowships are highly competitive, but we would like to encourage applicants to think about working on research topics in Digital Humanities at UCLDH. The Leverhulme deadline is in March, but if you are interested you need to start the process soon. Departments have to prioritise applicants for the internal selection process and completed proposals have to be submitted to the Faculty by 1 Febrary at the latest. So it makes sense to contact us as soon as possible to discuss ideas for your research and how to write the best possible proposal. We at UCLDH know quite a lot about research proposals: we write and read lots of them, so are happy to advise on this, if you can contact us in good time. As usual, please email with informal enquiries: further information will also be posted on the Leverhulme website