Prospective Post-doc Students
The vibrant research culture of POLIS, and the huge intellectual resources of the wider university, makes Cambridge an excellent place to pursue advanced research in the social sciences. While POLIS does not have its own post-doctoral award scheme, we welcome applications to host post-doctoral scholars who work in the areas covered by the department and who have external funding. In recent years, political science and international studies post-docs in Cambridge have been funded by a variety of bodies, including the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Economic and Social Research Council.
Applicants should submit applications at least two academic terms before their proposed visit. Full applications including references must be received by these dates if they are to be considered:
20 May 2013 - for those wishing to visit in or after Lent term 2014
5 November 2013 - for those wishing to visit in or after Easter term 2014
30 January 2014 - for those wishing to visit in or after Michaelmas term 2014
Please send the following documents to support your application:
- a full research proposal including how the proposed research ties in with the Department's research
- details of the funding being applied for
- two academic references
- CV including publications
Post-doctoral scholars based in POLIS are provided with office space and have access to departmental resources. They are also offered opportunities to teach in the department, if they so wish.
In addition, the colleges in Cambridge run annual Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) competitions. These highly prestigious post-doctoral awards give young scholars up to three or four years to pursue their research interests. While located in individual colleges, the holders of JRFs are usually affiliated with a Department or Faculty in the university. Details of the competitions are advertised in the University Reporter:
Post-doctoral enquires should be directed to Louise Walmsley (firstname.lastname@example.org)