Criteria for applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Have been awarded their PhD or passed their viva voce with minor amendments by 16 May 2024;
  • Have no more than 12 months of active postdoctoral experience. This is measured from the applicant’s viva voce pass date to the application deadline of 16 May 2024;
  • Have completed their PhD at a UK research organisation.

Application Process

Additional Information

  • The scheme is open to home and international applicants.
  • Applicants are not required to have previously held an ESRC-funded studentship in order to be eligible to apply.
  • The scheme welcomes proposals from those returning to research following a career break.  Applicants are still required to meet the eligibility criterion of having no more than 12 months of active postdoctoral experience.
  • Fellowships must be based in a department at Anglia Ruskin University or one of the participating DTP departments in the University of Cambridge.
  • There are no residential restrictions beyond the grant holder being resident in the UK for the period of the fellowship award.
  • The call is not open to applicants who are established, permanent members of staff in an academic position with a research component.