2018 International Academic Fellowships

London, England, United Kingdom
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Job description

Enabling established researchers based at a UK higher education institution to spend a period of time in overseas research centres, to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas. Up to £45,000 is available for a period of three to 12 months. 

International Academic Fellowships provide established researchers with a concentrated period based in one or more research centres outside the UK. The intention of the scheme is to provide opportunities to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas, and may for example be used for the following:

  • observing and learning groundbreaking techniques or practices
  • developing new lines of research through overseas collaboration
  • making ‘discipline-hopping excursions’ into new areas of research
  • developing innovations in teaching
  • exchanging ideas.

If you wish to dedicate a period abroad entirely to a research project you should apply to the Trust’s Research Fellowships scheme.

Value

The maximum value of a Fellowship is £45,000. Eligible costs include: reasonable replacement cover whilst the Fellow is overseas; travel to and within the overseas country or countries; a maintenance grant to meet the increased expense of living overseas; and essential research costs.

Please ensure that applications do not include any ineligible costs.

Duration

Fellowships are tenable for between three and 12 months, and the current round of awards must commence between 1 June 2018 and 1 May 2019.

How to apply

Eligibility and application information

Please read the following before submitting an application.

Contact

If your query has not been answered in these pages please contact Bridget Kerr (020 7042 9862), Anna Grundy (020 7042 9861) or Andreas Heiner (020 7042 9863).

The Leverhulme Trust was established by the Will of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers. Since 1925 we have provided grants and scholarships for research and education; today, we are one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing over £60m a year. We award funding across academic disciplines, supporting talented individuals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences to realise their personal vision in research and professional training. As well as substantial grants for research, we offer fellowships for researchers at every stage of their career, grants for international collaboration and travel, and support for the fine and performing arts.