The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Postdoctoral Geography

Postdoctoral Geography

Geography has a diverse community of postdoctoral fellows who contribute to our dynamic and lively research environment. We welcome enquiries and applications from potential postdoctoral fellows.

Applicants for the Marie Sklodwoska-Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) Scheme 2018

Call for expressions of interest

Geography at Newcastle invites expressions of interest for Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowships. The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries) and beyond. The scheme particularly supports the return and (re)integration of European researchers from outside Europe and those who have previously worked here, as well as researchers displaced by conflict outside the EU and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. It also promotes the career restart of individual researchers who show great potential. These Fellowships can also include a secondment period of up to 3 or 6 months in another organisation in Europe, where this would boost the impact of the fellowship. This scheme is meant to support the best, most promising individual researchers from anywhere in the world.

Only experienced researchers can apply. This means you will have your doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline (12 September 2018). See pages 13-16 here

Applications must be jointly made by the researcher and the host organisation and supervisor. The final submission deadline to the scheme is 12 September 2018, however, you will need to be working on your application well in advance of this deadline.

Prospective Fellows

Prospective Fellows interested in pursuing postdoctoral research in Geography at Newcastle University are invited to submit an expression of interest to the Director of Research, Professor Peter Hopkins ( by 15th June 2018. This should include a CV and a 2 page outline proposal with the name of your proposed supervisor. 

Application policy

Geography supports a rigorous process of internal peer review in order to support, mentor and manage applications for highly competitive postdoctoral research grants. Applicants wishing to consider applying should contact the Director of Research, Professor Peter Hopkins and a relevant member of staff who has appropriate expertise at least 2 months in advance of the deadline of the relevant scheme:

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships
  • Marie Sklodwska-Curie Fellowship Scheme
  • Newton international Fellowship

Applications must fit both the funding scheme criteria and the research profile and strengths of Geography at Newcastle. Many schemes are highly competitive with low success rates so we are only able to support the strongest applicants.