I’m currently funded to work on research using Galaxy Zoo classifications through an Early Career Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust. As part of this I was asked to write a report on the research I’ve done during the first year of my fellowship. This report now appears in the “Awards in Focus” section of their website: “Do Bars Kill Galaxies?” . It’s probably nothing new to most of you as I’ve blogged, podcasted and pencasted about this research already, but I thought you might like to see Galaxy Zoo research being showcased by The Leverhulme Trust.
The Leverhulme Trust is an organisation which supports “scholarships for research and education” across all subject areas. It was founded in the late 1920s at the bequest of Lord Leverhulme, a weathly Victorian businessman and with an annual budget of £50 million is one of the largest “all subject” supporters of research in the UK (History of The Leverhulme Trust). Early Career Fellowships are just one of the many ways in which the Trust supports research – with this fellowship being specifically designed for researchers “at a relatively early stage of their academic careers but with a proven record of research”.