The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) are pleased to announce a call for Postdoctoral Fellowships as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The ESRC GCRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme provides a career development opportunity for those at a relatively early stage of their academic career who can demonstrate great potential in social science research, with an international development focus. These awards form a key part of ESRC’s strategy to achieve the aims of GCRF and to promote excellence in UK social science capacity-building.

The NWDTC is one of five Doctoral Training Centres who have been invited to administer a one year ESRC GCRF Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. The NWDTC were chosen as partners due to their longstanding commitment to supporting postgraduate training with an international development focus, and due to demonstrable research strength in this area.

This opportunity is only open to candidates who undertook their PhD at one of the NWDTC institutions (Lancaster University, University of Liverpool or University of Manchester). At the time of application, applicants must either have a PhD or have passed their viva voce with only minor corrections.The awards are restricted to those with no more than three years active postdoctoral experience at the start date of the award.

For more information, including details of how to apply, please see the Global Challenges Research Fund page on the NWDTC website.

The deadline for proposals is 16.00 on 9 September 2016.