South West Doctoral Training Partnership offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for International Students in UK, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications are now open. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

The fellowships aim to support researchers wishing to study at any of the SWDTP’s five partner institutions through developing publications, networks and research and professional skills.

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Host College/University:

The South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP), which is primarily funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), was developed to improve postgraduate training, through sharing innovation and best practice across disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields.  It is also committed to building on the collaborative potential that is central to social sciences research and practice. The partnership offers funding and support to Social Science researchers. The SWDTP also facilitates partnerships between organisations and researchers. Our students have completed placements with organisations, charities and research groups large and small so get in touch if you’d like to create a partnership with our students!

Degree level:

Postdoctoral program.

Field of Study:

Fellowships are awarded to study any of the courses offered.

Scholarship Award: 

  • There’s no maximum limit but fellowships can only include the following costs:
  1. Salary costs of the fellow
  2. Indirect costs
  3. Estate costs
  4. Up to a maximum of £10,000 for all other costs.

Eligible costs under the ‘other costs’ heading could include mentoring costs, travel and subsistence, conference attendance, networking, training, and fieldwork, etc but the total amount requested must be within the £10,000 maximum.

Where an RO costs infrastructure technicians separately to estate costs, these will not be counted within the £10k limit on other costs. The need for such support will need to be clearly and adequately justified within the justification of resources based on the fellow’s proposed program of activities.


Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible applicants must

  • Have been awarded a PhD or have passed their viva voce with minor amendments by the application deadline of 22nd March 2019 and have been awarded their PhD by the fellowship start date of 1st October 2019.
  • Have no more than 12 months active postdoctoral experience since passing their viva voce (allowing for career breaks) by 22nd March 2019.  The period of active postdoctoral experience should be calculated from the viva voce being passed to the closing date of 22nd March 2019.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

All applicants must submit a completed proposal along with the required attachments by 16.00 on 22nd March 2019 to the SWDTP at swdtp enquiries at

Scholarship Official Web Links:

Scholarship Link: ◄–

Scholarship Deadline:

March 22, 2019.

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