The Department of Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology at the University of Exeter invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral scholars and senior postgraduates in being considered for support in an application to the Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships scheme, for fellowships starting in 2024. The fellowships provide support for a three-year project, working with a mentor in the department and taking a full part in the department’s research culture. We strongly encourage you to make contact with a potential mentor to discuss your ideas well in advance of the application date; full information about the research interests of staff can be found at and

Where relevant, applicants may wish to consider if their project aligns with one of our four research centres, comprising the Centres for Classical Reception, for Motion and Connectivity in the Ancient World, for the Study of Science, Technology, Ancient Medicine and Philosophy, and for Hellenistic and Later Greek Studies. Expertise in digital humanities is provided by Exeter’s Digital Humanities lab, which has a significant Classics and Ancient History leadership and presence, and may help with projects seeking to make use of digital methods or data; details here:

The Exeter Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences will be conducting an internal sift of candidates to decide which applications to support. You therefore need to submit an expression of interest by Friday 17th November, sending this as an email attachment to the departmental Director of Research, Martin Pitts ([email protected]) and copied to the Faculty Research Cluster ([email protected]). EOIs should include: a 100-word abstract, a covering note explaining your fit with Exeter (including a named mentor), a concise outline of the proposed research programme/plan of action (maximum 800 words), a summary of the intended outputs, and a CV. Further details regarding eligibility and submission of EoIs can be found on the Leverhulme tab here: