Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017: Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

The SWDTP is pleased to be hosting six ESRC-funded GCRF Postdoctoral Fellowships across the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter. As the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) we were one of five DTC partners chosen by the ESRC in 2016 to deliver the fellowships programme based on a longstanding commitment to supporting postgraduate training with an international development focus and to demonstrable research strength in this area.

The Global Challenges Research Fund is a £1.5 billion funding stream to support cutting-edge research which addresses the problems faced by developing countries. It will address global challenges through disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, strengthen capability for research and innovation within both UK and developing countries, and will provide an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need. Capacity development is an important aspect of GCRF and this fellowships scheme aims to directly address this.

The ESRC GCRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme provides a career development opportunity for those at a relatively early stage of their academic career and successful fellows were chosen on their ability to demonstrate great potential in social science research, with an international development focus. These awards form a key part of ESRC’s strategy to achieve the aims of GCRF and to promote excellence in UK social science capacity-building.

Fellowships are full-time for one year and are running throughout 2017.

Have a look at their profiles and see what our excellent Fellows were working on: