WISERD is pleased to announce a new call for applications to its Civil Society Fellowship scheme (Fellowship 3 – see below), aimed at providing a career development opportunity for those in the immediately postdoctoral stage of their career, to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, their networks, and their research and professional skills.

These new fellowship opportunities are designed to support those who have been awarded their PhD within the last 12 months or are in the process of submitting their thesis with a fellowship being conditional on their being awarded a thesis, to support them in consolidating their PhD and to prepare them for the next stage of their research careers either within or beyond academia. Through being embedded within a dynamic centre for research, engagement and training, fellows will have the opportunity to undertake a varied programme of activities supporting their continued development.

The Fellowship areas are:

Fellowship 1 – Civil Society

For this fellowship post we would particularly welcome applicants with research interests in one of the following areas:

  • Race, Ethnicity and Civil Society
  • Inequality and Labour Markets
  • Identity and Human Rights

This fellowship has now been appointed.


Fellowship 2 – Identity and Civic Divides

This fellowship is linked to the Civil Society work package on Identity and civic divides in the UK which involves the quantitative analysis of large scale secondary data to explore the relationship between identity (including disability, sexuality, religion), social and political participation, and wellbeing.

For this fellowship we particularly welcome applicants with quantitative and economic research expertise and interests in the following areas:

  • Disability and, Social, Economic and/or Political Inequality
  • Inequality and Labour Markets

This fellowship has now been appointed.


Fellowship 3 – WCVA

This specific fellowship post is in partnership with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) where applicants will need to demonstrate the relevance of their research to the WCVA and the Voluntary sector in general. For this post we particularly welcome PhDs with quantitative expertise.

View advert on Cardiff University website.


The final deadline for applications is Tuesday 26th April 2022.