ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The ESRC invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships (PDF) to be based at the SWDTP institutions of University of Bath, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, Plymouth University and University of West of England.

Fellowships are aimed at those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills.

The PDF call forms part of ESRC’s strategy to supporting early career researchers and will be delivered through the national network of Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs).

The call is open to applicants who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of a DTP or CDT and who are within 12 months of completing their PhD. At the submission deadline, the applicant must either have been awarded a PhD or have submitted their thesis and passed their viva voce with minor corrections, with the expectation that the PhD will be awarded by the fellowship start date.

Key documents relating to the call and application can be found below

ESRC PDF Call specification

ESRC PDF FAQs

PDF application form

All applicants must submit a completed proposal along with the required attachments by 16.00 on 23rd March 2018 to the SWDTP at swdtp-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk.

The SWDTP will peer review the proposals and make funding decisions on behalf of ESRC by June 2018.

For queries related to the call, please e-mail swdtp-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk.

Further information from the ESRC regarding early career researchers can be found here http://www.esrc.ac.uk/skills-and-careers/postgraduate-careers/early-career-researchers/