Postdoctoral Research: A Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Training Workshop (14th June)

Our postgraduate and early-career followers might be interested in this free training workshop, on how to find and apply for postdoctoral research funding. The workshop takes place on 14th June in the Institute of Humanities, Lipman 121, Northumbria University.

The second Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies Postgraduate Training Workshop of the 2016-17 academic year will focus on applications for postdoctoral research funding. We have a number of speakers lined up from across the institutions represented by CNCS, including Dr. Michael Rossington (Newcastle University), who sits on the board for the AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership. There will also be talks by – and the chance to speak to – academics who have gone through the postdoctoral application experience themselves. The schedule for the day is outlined below – it promises to be a useful and informative process for anyone considering postdoctoral study!

(N.B. Final timings and schedule TBC but will be emailed to participants in advance of the workshop.)

Laura O’Brien (Lecturer in Modern European History, Northumbria University) 12.30-2pm Perspectives on postdoctoral research

Jennifer Kain (Pearsall Fellow in Naval and Maritime History, Institute of Historical Research)

David Lowther (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Durham University)

Michelle Meinhart (Fulbright Fellow, Durham University)

Leona Skelton (Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the Humanities, Northumbria University)

2.00-2.30pm Break

2.30-4.00pm Developing an application for postdoctoral research funding

Michael Rossington (Professor of Romantic Literature, Newcastle University and Consortium Director, AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership)

Bennett Zon (Professor in the Department of Music, Durham University and Director of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies)

4.00-4.15pm Break

4.15-5.15pm Training Session

A training session focusing on writing, editing, and presentation skills for applications for postdoctoral research funding

Each session will include plenty of time for questions and discussion. If you would like to submit any questions in advance you can do so by tweeting @DurhamCNCS using the hashtag #cncspgtraining or via our Facebook page.

To sign up, please visit:

The workshop is free to attend, but places are limited, so please sign-up in advance. The workshop is open to current PhD students, recent graduates, early-career researchers, and all those looking to apply for postdoctoral research funding.

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