ESRC SCDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme


The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is pleased to announce the call for applications to its Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) scheme, an invaluable opportunity tailored for individuals in the immediate postdoctoral phase of their career journey. Our scheme aims to empower scholars by offering a platform to fortify their PhD accomplishments through the development of publications, expanding networks, and enhancing both research and professional skills.

As part of our commitment to fostering the growth of early career researchers, the ESRC PDF call is intricately woven into our strategy and is facilitated nationwide through our esteemed Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) network across the UK.

2024/2025 ESRC-SCDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship Call for application

Exciting news awaits for the 2024/2025 cycle of the ESRC SCDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship, with the allocation of 4 prestigious fellowships. Please read the ESRC PDF Call specification for detailed eligibility criteria and application guidelines, and refer into our comprehensive ESRC PDF FAQs for further insights.

Please refer to the “Eligible Disciplinary Pathways” section on our “Funding Eligibility” page for more information on the available pathways.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant ecosystem conducive to top-tier research and training, where fellows are enveloped in a dynamic array of activities aimed at nurturing their growth for both academic and non-academic career trajectories.

Fellowships are required to commence on 1st October 2024.

To apply, kindly complete the ESRC PDF Application Form_2024 and submit it to by 16:00 BST on 16th May 2024.

Should you require assistance or wish to explore potential applications, do not hesitate to reach out to the SCDTP team for guidance and budgetary information.