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ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP is pleased to invite applications for four ESRC funded Postdoctoral Fellowships to be based at one of our partner institutions: Aston University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Warwick.

These fellowships are 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 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 or have no more than 12 months of active postdoctoral experience by the start date of the grant (1st October 2018). Proposals are welcome from single or inter-disciplinary backgrounds but the fellowship activities must be aligned to one of the Midlands Graduate School DTP's 17 accredited pathways.

At the submission deadline (23rd March 2018), 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 2018).

The deadline for completed applications (including the required attachments) is 16.00 on 23 March 2018. The Midlands Graduate School DTP will peer review the proposals and make funding decisions on behalf of ESRC by June 2018.

The call specification and FAQs are available below:

Further information about the application process, including details of how to submit an application, will be published in due course.