The Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme is aimed at providing a career development opportunity for 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 ESRC have awarded funding to the NWSSDTP to support four Postdoctoral Fellowships, which must take place at one of the NWSSDTP institutions (Keele University, Lancaster University, University of Liverpool or University of Manchester).
The call is open to applicants who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of a DTP or CDT (not necessarily the NWSSDTP) and who are within 12 months of completing their PhD. 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.
Please note that this competition is now closed. The paperwork for the 2018 competition is available below for information.
Award decisions will be made by the end of June 2018, with Postdoctoral Fellowships commencing on the 1st October 2018.