Postdoctoral Fellowships


LSE Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) - Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2019

The ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) at the LSE is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the ESRC to appoint seven Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The fellows must be located on an accredited DTP or CDT pathway.  A summary of the LSE accredited pathways and departments is listed here 

Find out more about the process below:

1. Key Dates for 2019 Application Process 

2. Key Documents for 2019 Application Process

3. Queries about the application process and scheme 



1. Key Dates for 2019 Application Process 

8 January 2019: The LSE Jobs e-recruitment system to open to receive applications.

10 February 2019 Deadline for applicants to submit application (stage 1), i.e. the LSE application form on the LSE HR e-recruitment system and two uploads (CV & PDF Eligibility Form).

1 March 2019 Applicants notified if they are invited to submit a full application.

22 March 2019 Deadline to submit a full application (stage 2), i.e. the additional uploads as outlined in ‘LSE How to Apply’ document.

28 June 2019 Applicants informed of outcome

June – 1 August 2019 Successful Applicants submit application to ESRC Je-S system

1 October 2019 Postdoctoral Fellows commence


2. Key Documents for 2019 Application Process

At least one award must be aligned with the Industrial Strategy.  This can address the skills gaps identified by the Government’s Industrial Strategy – advanced quantitative methods and data skills / science – or a programme of activities that involves direct engagement with partners in business or industry (for example a placement opportunity or the development of a collaboration research project).


3. Queries about the application process and scheme 

We have a very high level of interest in the LSE ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. For this reason, we will be unable to respond to any queries that are already addressed in the Key Documents for this scheme.

Queries about the operation of the scheme at the LSE that are NOT covered in the Key documents should be sent to with the subject “ESRC PDF Scheme Query”.