Guidance notes and online application
Successful applicants for SSA Post-Doctoral Transitional Development funding can receive salary support for up to 12 months towards post-doctoral development of research applications, provided that the host University makes at least a matching contribution (i.e. at least 50 per cent towards salary and other costs). The research proposal must be relevant to, and supportive of, the objectives of the SSA.
Reports from scheme beneficiaries
Six-month report: Basak Tas: Report, October 2019
Final report: Basak Tas, March 2020
Final report: Grace Blest-Hopley, March 2020
The funding will provide The Society’s contribution (a maximum of 50 per cent) towards a basic academic pre- or post-doctoral salary, in accordance with the criteria and scales of the host university – estimated at approximately £20-24,000 over a maximum 12 month period, inclusive of national insurance and superannuation etc, to be matched by the host University. It is anticipated that up to three awards may be made through any one year. Applicants must be SSA members or graduating student associates.
Financial support under the SSA Post-doctoral Transitional Development scheme is provided subject to a contract between the SSA and the host institution. Therefore, any offer or agreement by the SSA to provide funding is subject to contract. Once funding for Post-doctoral Transitional Development support has been discussed and agreed, the SSA will provide the host institution with a contract for the funding in the SSA’s standard form. The terms of this contract will only be amended under exceptional circumstances and the SSA may withdraw any offer or agreement of funding if the contract terms are not agreed by all parties within a reasonable period.
- Applicants must either have completed their doctorate, or have submitted their thesis and be awaiting examination or undertaking corrections
- Applicants must already be members or student associates of the Society at the time of application
- Applicants must be resident in the UK
- Study must be undertaken at a UK institution
- Applications are accepted at any point throughout the year
- Where an application relates to a part-time position, then the 50 per cent funding potentially awarded by the Society applies to the part-time position (i.e. Society support would comprise up to half the costs of the part-time position)
- Support will not be provided to candidates also in receipt of funding from the alcohol, tobacco and gambling industries
- Any amendments to the eligibility or processes of this scheme will be announced here.