Postdoctoral Opportunities

We are keen to attract outstanding early career researchers through postdoctoral fellowships and grants. With its reputation for research excellence in the social sciences, and its renowned early career development opportunities, the University of Sheffield can offer an excellent environment for you to establish your research career.

If you are interested in conducting postdoctoral research in Urban Studies and Planning, please contact Simon Beecroft in the first instance, with the following information:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  2. Outline research proposal (max. 2 pages) - including aims, research questions, methods and outputs

The University runs internal competitions for most major postdoctoral schemes in order to select the strongest applicants. With this in mind, you are advised to contact us as early as possible so that we can work with you to develop a competitive application.

Links to some of the key postdoctoral funding schemes are provided below:

Early Career Study Visit Scheme

We welcome applications from early career researchers, who are either close to completing their PhD or are within 3 years of submission of their doctoral thesis, for short study visits to our department. 

We are keen to work with outstanding researchers who would be interested in undertaking postdoctoral research in USP, and can offer funding to support travel and subsistence costs associated with visiting the department for a short period. A primary aim of the visit is to facilitate discussions with staff about postdoctoral funding opportunities, as well as foster networks and collaborations.

Future deadlines for applications are:

  • Friday 13 December 2019
  • Friday 15 May 2020

The Scheme Guidance and Application Form are available to download.