The Edinburgh Career Development Scheme (ECDS) is a large scale investment by the University to develop and support early career researchers to overcome structural barriers to career advancement. The programme aims to address under-representation of minority groups in research and innovation, provide targeted and supported opportunities for under-represented groups and to address particular challenges of precarity in the immediate years following a PhD.
The University of Edinburgh has supported a major investment in developing research talent through two main routes, the Edinburgh Career Development Scheme and Chancellor’s Fellowships.
The Edinburgh Career Development Scheme (ECDS)
These are five year tenure-track fellowships.
Round two 2023 closed on the 28th August 2023. Please see the College pages linked below for more information:
Central University Training and Support for Chancellor's Fellows
The IAD will be holding a welcome event for all new Chancellor’s Fellows. This will allow the opportunity to meet other new Chancellor’s Fellows from across the institution and hear about central level training and development opportunities that will be running. The details of the event are:
Date: Wednesday 4th October, 2023, 10:00 – 12:45, followed by lunch
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org