We are pleased to announce the second call for our Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) scheme 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 PDF call forms part of ESRC’s strategy to support early career researchers and will be delivered through our national network of Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT).

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 passing their viva voce. At the 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. 

The call specification, a frequently asked questions document and application form will be available on the DTP/CDT websites. DTPs and CDTs will have their own procedures in place to peer review the proposals and make funding decisions on behalf of ESRC. Where this includes an ‘Expressions of Interest’ stage, potential applicants must abide by the deadlines specified by the DTP/CDT to which they intend to apply. 

The DTPs and CDTs participating in the second round are:
•    Cambridge Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    The London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    LSE Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership  
•    Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership
•    South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    South East Network for Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    South West Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    Wales Doctoral Training Partnership
•    White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership 
•    Data Analytics and Society Centre for Doctoral Training
•    Soc-B Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial Research

Key Dates

All applicants must submit a full proposal along with the required attachments by 16:00 on 22 March 2019 to the DTP or CDT they are applying to.