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The Leverhulme Trust was established by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers. Since its establishment in 1925, the trust has provided grants and scholarships for research and education; today, it is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing over £60m a year.

It awards funding across academic disciplines, supporting talented individuals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences to realize their personal vision in research and professional training. As well as substantial grants for research, it offers fellowships for researchers at every stage of their career, grants for international collaboration and travel, and support for the fine and performing arts.
The Trust places special weight on the originality of the projects put to them;the significance of the proposed work;the ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project and the removal of barriers between traditional disciplines.

The Trust seeks to provide mechanisms for the support of researchers and students which can be effective at all stages in their careers; and currently offers 15 different schemes. These include Research Project Grants, Research Leadership Awards, Research Programme Grants, Study Abroad Studentships, Early Career Fellowships, Research Fellowships, Study Abroad Fellowships, Major Research Fellowships, Emeritus Fellowships, International Networks, Visiting Professorships, Philip Leverhulme Prizes,Arts Bursaries, Arts Initiatives and Artists in Residence.

The Leverhulme Trust funds research projects across disciplines in all parts of the world. Some of these projects include Conspiracy and Democracy by John Naughton, The Digital Miscellanies Index, Archaeological records of birds in Britain by Derek Yalden, Minority Identities and Rights and Representations by Alison Donnell

The Leverhulme Trust
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