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LISS ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022

The School of Economics & Finance (SEF) at Queen Mary University of London encourages outstanding postdoctoral scholars to apply to the 2022 round of the LISS ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships.

These 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. Fellowships will provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time to cover the fellow’s salary plus up to £10,000 of additional costs (e.g., travel, conference attendance, training, fieldwork, mentoring time, etc.). Fellowships will commence on 1 October 2022.

Fellows will be part of our dynamic research environment. SEF is one of the leading UK Economics and Finance departments, with more than 40 research active faculty, and a vibrant community of PhD students involved in world class research in applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, microeconomic theory, econometrics, empirical and theoretical finance. Located in London’s thriving East End, at Mile End campus and the doorsteps of the City, the School is hosted in state-of-the-art facilities in the New Graduate Centre. The UK’s most inclusive Russell Group University according to The Times, Queen Mary is a multi-faculty university with over 28,000 students, 4,400 members of staff and 5 campuses around London.

We would be delighted to hear from eligible candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the LISS DTP ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme. Initial enquiries can be directed to our Research Manager, Alex Nowosiad (

The call is open to applicants who:

  • Have completed their PhD at a research organisation that is part of an ESRC-funded DTP or CDT.

  • 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 full-time (or pro rata equivalent) of active postdoctoral experience by the competition closing date, 23 March 2022. The period is calculated between the date of the viva and 23 March 2022 (taking into account any career breaks).

You are strongly encouraged to contact the members of staff closest to your research interests (email addresses are available on our website). Please note that we do not match prospective applicants with mentors.

In order to consider your application, we require potential candidates to submit the following items to by 31 January 2022.

  • A bullet point list that confirms you meet the scheme’s eligibility requirements. These can be found on the LISS DTP’s website.

  • An academic CV (not more than 2 pages of A4) indicating your previous qualifications, publications and any other academic or public engagement activities.

  • An outline case for support (no more than 3 pages of A4). This should include: an abstract; impacts of your research; research-related achievements and planned programme of activities. Please refer to the ESRC call guidance for further guidance as to what should be included.

  • A statement on why QMUL would be a good institutional fit, which includes a proposed mentor for your project and how your research activities might contribute to the wider research programme of the School and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) at QMUL (250 words).

Your application will be considered internally, and you will be notified whether you have been selected to submit your application to the ESRC LISS DTP by mid-February. Submission to ESRC must take place before 23 March 2022.



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