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ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Social Sciences


Frequently Asked Questions

Please ensure that you have read the ESRC's call specification and FAQ documents for core information.

Below are further common questions received at the University of Cambridge. We will update this section as and when we receive new queries.

Q. Am I eligible to apply to the scheme?

Please refer to the ESRC’s call specification and FAQ documents for eligibility criteria. 

Q. Can I also apply to other schemes?

Yes, you can apply to other Fellowship schemes at the same time as applying to the ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. However, if you are accepted to more than one scheme, you will need to select only one to go forward.

Q. What is the selection process?

The DTP Management Executive Group has responsibility for selecting the best candidates for the Fellowships. Candidates will be advised that they have been selected to proceed, and will then be responsible for completing a formal application to ESRC via the online JeS application system.

The formal application will go via the chosen home Department, who will manage the award and associated contractual matters. 

Q. What is a pathway?

Pathways are the subject areas within the Cambridge ESRC DTP (i.e. our participating Departments).