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Applications are currently closed.

We expect the ERLDP to run again later in 2018.

The application process is outlined below. Detailed dates and a link to apply will be provided when applications open.


Application Process:

Complete the online application form by the deadline. Before beginning your application, please note that you will be asked to write a supporting statement (see below). You may wish to draft this before you begin, as once you have started your application your work cannot be saved.

Supporting Statement

In order to demonstrate that you meet the requirements for this programme and to illustrate your motivation, please respond to the following:

1. Approx. 150 words demonstrating that you have applied or are aiming to apply for independent research funding (including the details of relevant funding schemes and/or your track record in generating income).

2. Approx. 150 words showing that you are currently responsible for managing / supervising students or others (officially or unofficially).

3. Approx. 200 words demonstrating your motivation for wanting to be a participant on this programme.

In terms of demonstrating your motivation for the programme, you may find it helpful to consider your answers to some of the following questions:

- What do you hope to gain through participating in ERLDP?
- What interests you about the programme?
- What do you hope to learn?
- What do you have to offer to other participants?

Note: max 500 words


You may be asked to participate in a pre-programme interview via telephone or Skype as part of the application process.

Successful applicants will be notified in advance of the programme start date.


If you have any specific queries please email: