Failures

This is a non-exhaustive list of failed applications and proposals over the years.


Application for Senior Lectureship in English Language, University of Wolverhampton (failed at interview) 2020

Grant Bid, Nuffield Foundation (failed at outline stage) 2020

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship (failed at application stage) December 2019

Grant Bid, Leverhulme (failed at outline stage) 2019

Grant Bid, Nuffield Foundation (failed at application) 2018

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Standard Grant bid as Co-Investigator (failed at panel stage) 2017

Grant Bid, Sir Halley Stewart Trust (failed at application) 2017

Application for Senior Lectureship in English Language, University College London (failed at interview) 2016

British Academy Small Grant, (failed at application) 2016

Grant Bid, Sir Halley Stewart Trust (failed at application) 2016

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Early Career Fellowship, (failed at application stage) 2015

Application for Lectureship in English Language, Cardiff University (failed at interview) 2015

Leverhulme Early Career Prize, (failed at application) 2015

Application for Lectureship, Open University (failed at interview) 2015

Secretary of Researching and Analysing Metaphor Association, (lost election) 2015

Readership Promotion at Newman University (failed at interview) 2015

Application for Early-Career Lectureship in English Language, Cardiff University (failed at interview) 2015

Application for Lectureship, Coventry University (failed at interview) 2013

Application for Lectureship, Manchester Metropolitan University (failed at interview) 2013

Application for Lectureship, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus (failed at first interview) 2012

Application for Early-Career Lectureship, University of Sheffield (failed at interview) 2012

Application for Lectureship, Sheffield Hallam University (failed at interview) 2012

Application for PhD studentship, Open University (failed at interview) 2007

Application for Assistant Language Teaching Position, Altia, Fukuoka, Japan (failed at interview) 2004

Application for Support Staff Position, Food for the Hungry, USA (deselected at week-long residential) 2003

Application for BA in English Creative Writing, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA (failed at interview)1999 

NB Job applications only include those where I was invited to interview. Article and presentation rejections also not included.