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School of Social and Political Science: Research


Research Fellowships

The School of Social and Political Science has a long-standing commitment to original empirical and theoretical research on society, politics, culture and public policy sustained by a cosmopolitan community of over 180 staff which is highly active in national and international research networks as well as being involved in knowledge transfer activities.

Our interdisciplinary structure fosters vibrant research clusters that cut across traditional social scientific boundaries. Many of these are grouped around key challenges in society and governance, such as risk and technology, security, families and gender, migration and citizenship, national identity and international justice.

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Postdoctoral Research

"The School of Social and Political Science is always keen to attract and promote the careers of the best early career scholars. Get in touch if you are completing or have recently completed your PhD and are contemplating a post-doctoral research fellowship (PDRF). We welcome approaches both from our current doctoral students and from those studying elsewhere. We have well developed policies and procedures to support new researchers in developing successful PDRF funding applications and supporting fellows, once funded, through active mentoring and research support and a lively research culture across the School."
Director of Research, School of Social and Political Science

Application Stage

SSPS requires a mentor (SSPS core staff) for all early-career fellowships. In order to apply, you must first identify, contact and have an agreed mentor for your proposed project application. The project must have Head of Subject Area approval, your mentor can help to obtain this before submitting your application to the School. 

The SSPS Postdoctoral Community