Postdoctoral opportunities

We are keen to attract outstanding early career researchers through postdoctoral fellowships and grants.

PhD student smiling at the camera on balcony

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 the Built Environment Research Hub ( 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:

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.