Postdoctoral fellowships at the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships available at the University of Brighton through the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership.

The Transforming Sexuality and Gender Research Centre at the University of Brighton homes internationally recognised scholars who work in a wide range of fields intersecting with the study of genders, sexualities and social change.

We are inviting applications from people within 12 months of completing their PhD. The fellowship scheme aims to support people in developing their research career, by undertaking a programme of research activities such as working on publications, networking, research and professional skills. The fellowships offer funding for one year full-time or two years part time.

The Centre incorporates three key research themes:

  • LGBTQ Lives research
  • Sex, Sexuality and Health
  • Digital Sexualities

We are committed to cutting edge research and community engagement that impacts policy and practice. Many of our researchers have a shared commitment to feminist, post-structuralist and queer theoretical approaches and use a variety of methodologies that are participatory, visual and creative.

The Centre has a thriving early career researcher community and members of the centre benefit from a rich programme of invited speakers, workshops, reading groups and networking events. We host several national and international conferences every year.

Fellows at the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender will have the opportunity to work alongside researchers specialising in gender and sexualities research across a broad range of subject areas, and will work closely with a research mentor in the Centre to consolidate and develop their research. You can find out more about the Centre members’ research expertise on our website.

How to apply

Enquiries can be made to Director of CTSG, Dr Olu Jenzen  who can help you identify a potential mentor. You can also make contact with a potential mentor directly or contact the Research Centre via email:

The final deadline for applications to the ESRC fellowship scheme is 16.00 on 23 March 2022. However, this application needs to include statements of support from staff members at the university, and all activities need to be fully costed and approved by the  university before the application can be submitted. Applicants are advised to get in contact with the Centre/ potential mentor as soon as possible.

Applicants must have completed a PhD at an institution that is part of a Doctoral Training Partnership or Centre for Doctoral Training. For more information on the eligibility criteria, please read the guidance on the South Coast Doctoral Training website:

For more information about the centre, visit our website: