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SGSSS ESRC Funded Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students in UK, 2019

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is offering 6 ESRC funded postdoctoral fellowships, to be based at one their partner institutions.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) Scheme is 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 Scottish Graduate School of Social Science is the UK’s largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social science. By combining the expertise of sixteen universities across Scotland, the school facilitates world-class PhD research. The school is funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Scottish Funding Council.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: December 3, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded to study any of the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: The total cost for each fellowship can include the following:
  1. Fellow’s salary costs
  2. Indirect costs
  3. Estate costs
  4. Up to £10,000 of other costs (to include costs such as mentoring costs, travel and subsistence, conference attendance, training, and fieldwork, for example).
  • No other costs are permitted. Each proposal will need to show these figures like 100% of full Economic Cost (FEC) and the ESRC will meet 80% FEC on the proposals submitted.
  • Nationality: Fellowships are available for International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Six fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Fellowships are available for International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

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. 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.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: 

  1. Download the Stage 1 Application form
  2. Fill in the form with support from your Mentor
  3. Register with GrubHub
  4. Submit your Stage 1 Application to SGSSS by 3 December 2018

Application Form

Scholarship Link

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