LISS DTP Monthly Newsletters

February 2023         


  1. LGBTQ+ History Month
  2. Publishing with Bloomsbury: workshop
  3. Placement opportunities
  4. Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences
  5. Student Profile Updates
  6. LISS DTP Standing Items
  7. LISS DTP Achievements
  8. LISS DTP ED&I open Forum
  9. LISS DTP Summer Symposium

  1. LGBTQ+ History Month
    LGBT+ History Month is a month-long annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual trans, and non-binary history, including the history of LGBTQ+ rights and related civil rights movements.
    Have a look at what each of our institutions has planned in celebration and remembrance and get involved! KCL QMUL ICL
  2. Publishing with Bloomsbury: a free online workshop
    Following their successful series of publishing workshops for ECRs last year, Bloomsbury have announced dates for three more sessions on Tuesday 7th Feb, 7th March and 2nd May.
    In these sessions Bloomsbury editors will talk through the full publishing process from submitting a book proposal through to post-publication, addressing common queries such as what makes a strong book proposal and how to revise a PhD thesis for publication. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions at the end, meaning that each session is unique and covers different ground based on real-life examples. Links to further resources and guidelines are also provided.
    The event page is here:

3.  Placement opportunities

British Library PhD placement scheme
Current PhD students are invited to apply to the British Library PhD Placement Scheme. Placement projects are offered from a variety of areas across the library for 3 months or part-time equivalent, to be undertaken from June 2023 onwards. Many of the projects are suitable for partial or full remote working.

A list of all available placement projects and full details of how to apply are available on our website here:

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 20 February 2023.

Nuffield Research Placements
Nuffield are looking for PhD and Post Doc students who can inspire a 17-year-old by supervising a two-week research project in STEM (science, technology,
engineering or maths) and Social Science.

Nuffield are running an information session specifically for PhD students/Early Career Researchers on 14th February at midday. The link to register for this is here.

Contact: Sally Moore, Nuffield Research Placements Coordinator

  1. Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences: An interdisciplinary conference

Call for Abstracts
In-person Monday 20th March 2023, 10am-5pm
Hosted at the University of Warwick (Warwick Conferences, Radcliffe)

The Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership invites all social science doctoral and early career researchers to submit abstracts for its bespoke ‘Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences: An interdisciplinary conference’.

The theme for this conference is quantitative methods and we welcome researchers from across the range of social science disciplines to present their work. Abstracts are invited for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be submitted to the following link:

We ask that you submit your abstracts in an IMRAD structure (Introduction, Methods, Results, Analysis and Discussion), where possible.

The submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday 15th February 2023. Abstracts will be reviewed by the event organisers and notification of acceptance will be sent out by Tuesday 28th February 2023.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details:

We look forward to your submissions and welcoming you to the University of Warwick!

5.  Student Profile Updates

All Current LISS – DTP funded students can submit to make changes to their profile through this form:  LISS DTP Student Profile Update Form for Website – Google Forms this will close on March 1st 2023.
Your profile page should feature a synopsis of your research and a portrait/headshot of you, or other imagery that illustrates your research. 

Examples can be found here: Our Funded Students – LISS DTP ( 

6.LISS DTP Standing Items

The 2023 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship competition is open! 

Further details: 

Application deadline: 16.00 on 23rd March 2023. 

(Due to the current strikes, where applicants are unable to obtain their supporting documents in time, we will accept them if submitted by 6 April 2023 the latest. Please see: )

LISS DTP invites applications for seven ESRC-funded Post-Doctoral Fellowships (PDFs) to commence from 1st October 2023 to be held at King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, or Imperial College London. These provide an opportunity for those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, and research and professional skills.
Fellowships will provide funding for up to one year full-time, or up to two years part-time to cover the fellow’s salary plus up to £10,000 of additional costs (e.g. travel, conference attendance, training, fieldwork, mentoring time, etc.).  

All Fellows are required to have a mentor based at the research organisation where the fellowship is held. The mentor should have experience and a strong interest in the applicant’s field of research but should not normally have been the applicant’s PhD supervisor. Proposals are welcome from both single disciplines and combinations of disciplines but the fellowship activities must be based at least 50% within the social sciences and must fall under one of LISS DTP’s Thematic Pathways: 
The Call specification, Frequently Asked Questions and Application Form are available on the LISS DTP website:  

You can also find out more about our current and alumni PDFs here: Current Postdoctoral Fellows – LISS DTP ( 

If you have any queries, please email: 

SSPP PGR Peer-Support Group (King’s College London)
Xenia Stieger, a LISS DTP student, is leading a brand-new peer support group specifically for PGRs in the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s So far it is being piloted for PGR students registered at KCL, however they hope to expand – watch this space!

Click here to reserve your spot at the next session: SSPP PGR Peer-Support Group (King’s College London) Tickets, Wed, Dec 14, 2022 at 7:15 PM | Eventbrite

If you have any questions please contact sspp-pgr@alice

  1. LISS DTP Achievements 

We are very happy to announce that Bernadett Tildy has recently returned from a very successful LISS DTP Overseas Institutional Visit.

Read the interesting full report here and get inspired!

  1. LISS DTP ED&I Open Forum 28th of February save the date!  

We are excited to announce that the first Open Equality Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) Forum will take place on Tuesday 28th February at 11:30 AM. This forum will give LISS DTP students a space to discuss ED&I matters and choose representative student members for the committee going forward.

Please submit any questions you may have, or expressions of interest if you wish to be involved in the future committee via the form here.

  1. LISS DTP Summer Symposium

We are excited to announce the LISS DTP is hosting a Summer Research Symposium on 8th June 2023. This will be a one-day event, hosted at King’s College London, featuring student talks, posters, networking, and keynote speakers!
WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this event happen! We invite all LISS DTP students to submit an expression of interest to be part of the Student Organising Committee, working with the LISS DTP Operations Team.
Please submit your expression of interest if you would like to volunteer for the organising committee via the below form by Friday 10th February:
We hope to host the first organising committee meeting on Monday 20th February 2023.
We are looking forward to working with you on this exciting project for the cohort.
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