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Research Fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23 March 2022
Reference:  1625021A5

Summary

The Economic and Social Research Council South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC SCDTP) is pleased to announce the fifth call for applications to its Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) scheme aimed at providing a career development opportunity for 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 PDF call forms part of ESRC’s strategy to support early career researchers and will be delivered through the national network of Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) which encompasses 73 research organisations across the UK.

Through being embedded within a high-quality environment for research and training, the fellows will have the opportunity to undertake a varied programme of activities supporting their continued development for careers both within and outside of academia.

Full proposals should be submitted to the South Coast DTP by 16.00 on 23 March 2022. Fellowships must start on 1 October 2022.

All potential applicants should make themselves familiar with full details of the call by visiting the South Coast DTP website, however for queries related to the call, please contact scdtp@soton.ac.uk

Eligibility

Applicants are not required to have previously held an ESRC-funded studentship in order to be eligible to apply.

To be eligible applicants must:

- Have been awarded a PhD or have passed their viva voce with minor amendments by the application deadline of 23 March 2022 and have been awarded their PhD by the fellowship start date of 1 October 2022

- Have no more than 12 months active postdoctoral experience since passing their viva voce (allowing for career breaks) by 23 March 2022.

- Applicants who have passed their viva voce with major corrections will be able to apply to the following year’s call when their PhD has been awarded. This is to ensure that all fellows are able to commence by the annual start date of 1 October.

Permanent members of staff in an academic position with a research component are not eligible for this scheme. If a candidate has previously been employed on a part-time basis, that employment can be calculated on a pro-rata basis.

Application Procedure

All applications must include all mandatory attachments detailed below alongside the standard application form, more details of which can be found on the South Coast DTP website

NB - All applicants must submit full proposals on the provided "SCDTP PDF application form 2022" along with required attachments by 16.00 on 23 March 2022, directly to the South Coast DTP by emailing all relevant documents to scdtp@soton.ac.uk

Applications not submitted directly to scdtp@soton.ac.uk will not be considered.

Please submit each item listed below as a separate document alongside the application form. 

- SCDTP Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Form (attached)

- Case for Support (maximum six sides of A4)

- Justification of Resources (maximum two sides of A4)

- CV (maximum two sides of A4)

- Head of Department Statement (Maximum one side of A4)

- Mentor Statement and Summary CV (Maximum two sides of A4)

- Referee Statement (Maximum two sides of A4)

- Workplan (Maximum two sides of A4)

Other attachments:

- Data management plan (Maximum three sides of A4)

- List of Publications

- If you are intending to visit an overseas institution within the period of the fellowship, a letter of support from the institution must be provided, supporting the visit in principle. Letters must be on headed paper and should not exceed a maximum of one side of A4.

- Where the programme of activities involves direct engagement with a project partner, a letter from the project partner should be included confirming their contribution to the project. Letters must be on headed paper and should not exceed a maximum of one side of A4 per partner.

If you have a disability and want to be guaranteed an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the post, please indicate this on your covering email.

No other additional attachments will be accepted, and your proposal may be returned or rejected if you include attachments that are not permitted under this call or if any of the mandatory attachments are missing.

NB - All applicants must submit full proposals on the provided "SCDTP PDF application form 2022" along with required attachments by 16.00 on 23 March 2022, directly to the South Coast DTP by emailing all relevant documents to scdtp@soton.ac.uk

Applications submitted not submitted directly to scdtp@soton.ac.uk will not be considered.

The South Coast DTP will peer review the proposals and make funding decisions on behalf of ESRC by June 2022.

Call specification and FAQs can be found on the South Coast DTP website, however for queries related to the call, please contact scdtp@soton.ac.uk

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