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The Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP) invites applications for up to six ESRC-funded postdoctoral Fellowships to commence in October 2023. The 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.

The call is open to applicants who have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of a DTP or CDT and who have less than twelve (12) months postdoctoral research experience. At the submission deadline, 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.

The posts may be based at any of our partner institutions, and will be fixed term positions on either a one-year full-time or two year part-time contract. The Fellowship will include salary costs, and additional funds may be applied for to support additional research activity, including travel, subsistence, conference attendance, training, and fieldwork. Pay may vary from institution to institution, but is likely to be on point 30 of the national HE pay-scale (set at £33,797 in 2019).

The ESRC particularly encourage proposals that involve the use of advanced quantitative methods (AQM), data skills or engagement with partners in the business sector.