Failures

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



Edited Book Proposal Language and Religion Reader, Cambridge University Press (failed after review) 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 stage) 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 stage) 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 (initially failed at 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 1999