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School of Social and Political Science: Research


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

Welcome to these Postdoctoral Research pages.  Here you will find information and advice on applying for Postdoctoral Fellowships in SSPS, and information about the Postdoctoral community in the School.

Application Stage

  • guidance on applying, including: general guidance and the School approval process; and specific help on the following schemes: ESRC, (including  applying though Je-S),  British Academy, and Leverhulme.

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 Research Office welcomes any questions on  post-doctoral research fellowship and can be reached at
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