Department of Political Science


ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship call 2023/24 - dept deadline 9th January 2023

23 November 2022

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The UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership is inviting applications for the ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023/24. ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships are aimed at those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills. Fellows must spend 100% of their working time on the fellowship and cannot take any secondary paid employment during the course of the grant. Fellowships will provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time, to cover the fellow’s salary plus up to £10,000 of additional costs.
The call is open to applicants who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of a Doctoral Training Centre and who are within 12 months of having completed their PhD.

The 12 months period is calculated from the date of the viva (passed or passed with minor corrections) to the closing date of the full stage application, which is 23rd March 2023.  

At the final 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 (1st October 2023 mandatory start date).
UCL and SPP are expected to filter applications beforehand, therefore the Department of Political Science has set our internal deadline at 9am, on 9th Jan 2023. Potential candidates should fill in the attached ‘Post-doctoral Fellowship Preliminary form’ and send it to Monica Burgess, copying in Dr Nils Metternich, n.metternich@ucl.ac.uk. Find full call and information here and guidance.

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