ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (Fixed-term)

Closing Date
Friday, 23rd March 2018
Faculty of Social Sciences

Job Type: Research

Department: Social Sciences

Salary: £29,799 - £38,833 per annum, depending on skills and experience. 

The Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP is pleased to invite applications for four ESRC funded Postdoctoral Fellowships to be based at one of our partner institutions: Aston University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Warwick.

These 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 grants provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time to give fellows time to prepare for a successful career in research either within or beyond academia.

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 or have no more than 12 months of active postdoctoral experience by the closing date of the competition (23 March 2018). Proposals are welcome from single or inter-disciplinary backgrounds but the fellowship activities must be aligned to one of the Midlands Graduate School DTP's 17 accredited pathways.

At the submission deadline (23 March 2018), 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 (1 October 2018).

The deadline for completed applications (including the required attachments) is 16.00 on 23 March 2018. The Midlands Graduate School DTP will peer review the proposals and make funding decisions on behalf of ESRC by June 2018.

An information event will be held on 21 February 2018, to help potential applicants find out more about the scheme, and receive help with drafting and costing their applications. Please book your place here: 

For details of how to apply, the call specification and FAQs please follow the below link on the Midlands Graduate School web pages: 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Centre for Advanced Studies; and add ESRC PDF application in the subject line. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.