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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences


ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Cambridge ESRC DTP is pleased to invite applications for seven Postdoctoral Fellowships, to be based within the Cambridge ESRC DTP's participating departments.

The ESRC's Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme is aimed at those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, and their research and professional skills.

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, applicants 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.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 16.00 on 23 March 2020. The Cambridge ESRC DTP will peer review the proposals received and make funding decisions on behalf of the ESRC by June 2020.  Fellowships will start on 1 October 2020.

Links to the call specification, FAQs, mentor information and details of how to apply are available below:

For queries related to the call, please e-mail:

The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to building a culturally diverse programme and strongly encourage applications from female and ethnic minority candidates.

To find out more about equality and diversity at the University of Cambridge please visit our website.