Call for ESRC GUDTP Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: 23 March 2022 (noon GMT)

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) is pleased to invite applications for ESRC-funded postdoctoral Fellowships to commence 1 October 2022. They will be based at one of our partner institutions: Brunel University London, The Open University or the University of Oxford.

Who can apply?

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. Proposals are welcome from single or multi-disciplinary backgrounds, but the fellowship activities must be aligned to one of the Grand Union DTP’s 23 thematic pathways and based at least 50% within the social sciences. The DTP expects to award up to six Fellowships.


The call is open to applicants who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of an ESRC-funded DTP. At the application deadline (23 March 2022), 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.

Application Process

If you are interested in applying for an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held in the Department of Economics then please submit an expression of interest to by 11th February 2022. Candidates to be supported by the Department will be notified by the 25th February.


Expressions of interest to include the following documents:

  • Reference letter from the proposed mentor. Depending on the mentor’s preference, the applicant may submit it with other documents, or the mentor may send it 
  • Outline Case for Support (up to 2 pages, please refer to the Project Title, Objectives, Summary, and Beneficiaries sections of the final Application form, but there is no need to submit the complete Application Form at this stage)
  • CV including any publications (up to two pages)


The full application form and required documents must be submitted as a single pdf via the Department of Economics by the 23rd March 2022.

Find full details on The Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership and the application process (including the application form).