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LISS DTP ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students in UK, 2019

The London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP is inviting applications for seven ESRC-funded postdoctoral fellowships to be based at any of the partner institutions: King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, or Imperial College London.

These Fellowships will provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time to cover the fellow’s salary plus up to £10,000 of additional costs (e.g., travel, conference attendance, training, fieldwork, mentoring time, etc.).

The LISS DTP is uniquely placed to deliver high-quality interdisciplinary training that today’s and tomorrow’s global challenges demand. It will provide research training that integrates the student’s individual transferable skills requirements with a rigorous and flexible programme of foundation and advanced social science training

Why at LISS DTP- LISS DTP will help to build national and international research capacity and networks to meet the interdisciplinary priorities identified in the ESRC’s Strategic Plan 2015 for economic performance & sustainable growth, influencing behavior & informing interventions and a vibrant & fair society.

Scholarship Description

  • Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
  • University or Organization: The London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: These Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Scholarship Award: Up to £10,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Numbers of Award: There are seven fellowships available.
  • Nationality: International
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK
  • Language: English

Eligibility for the Scholarship

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from all around the world are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: All Fellows are required to have a mentor based at the research organization where the fellowship is held. The mentor should have experience and a strong interest in the applicant’s field of research but should not normally have been the applicant’s D. supervisor. Proposals are welcome from both single disciplines and combinations of disciplines but the fellowship activities must be based at least 50% within the social sciences and must fall under one of LISS DTP’s Thematic Pathways: https://liss-dtp.ac.uk/thematic-pathways/.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  1. The call is open to applicants who have completed their D. at a research organization that is part of an ESRC-funded DTP or CDT and have no more than 12 months full-time (or pro rata equivalent) of active postdoctoral experience by the competition closing date (22nd March 2019). This is defined as any post involving a research component – it does not include teaching-only contracts. The period is calculated between the date of the viva and 22nd March 2019 (taking into account any career breaks).
  2. Applicants do not have to have had an ESRC-funded doctoral studentship in order to be eligible to apply. The applicant must either have been awarded a D. or have submitted their thesis and passed their viva voce with minor corrections, with the expectation that the Ph.D. will be awarded by the fellowship start date (1st October 2019).

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To apply, the applicants must submit an online application through the link: https://bit.ly/2FvxVO7
  • Supporting Documents: The following eight attachments are mandatory and must be uploaded to the CoreHR site alongside your application form before the They should have a minimum of font size 11 and can be in either Word or PDF format. Case for support (maximum six sides of A4), Justification of resources (maximum two sides of A4), CV (maximum two sides of A4), List of publications (bibliography for proposal), Head of Department statement (maximum one side of A4), Mentor statement and summary CV (maximum two sides of A4), Referee statement (maximum one side of A4), Workplan (maximum two sides of A4). If you are intending to visit an overseas institution within the period of the fellowship, a letter of support from the institution must be provided, supporting the visit in principle.
  • Admission Requirements: To participate in this fellowship, the applicants have completed their D. at a research organization that is part of an ESRC-funded DTP or CDT.
  • Language Requirement: English

Benefits

Fellowships will provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time to cover the fellow’s salary plus up to £10,000 of additional costs (e.g., travel, conference attendance, training, fieldwork, mentoring time, etc.). The total cost for each fellowship can include the following:

  • Fellow’s salary costs Indirect costs
  • Estate Costs
  • Up to £10,000 of other costs (to include costs such as mentoring costs, travel and
  • subsistence, conference attendance, training, and fieldwork, for example).

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