6 Vanguard Research Fellowships Programme: 6 Vanguard Research Fellowships Programme

Open for: International Candidates

The University of Birmingham is inviting applications for IAS Vanguard Fellowships Programme based on a competitive application process. This fellowship is available for international applicants.

The objective of the programme is to attract exceptional early and mid-career researchers.

Level of Study: Early and Mid-Career researchers

Scholarship Benefits: The Scholarship will arrange, organise, provide and cover:

  • The cost of the applicant travelling to Birmingham from their home institution
  • cost of accommodation in the city
  • provide a desk and computer in the IAS Suite
  • provide the appropriate invitation and visa for non-EEA visitors
  • organise access to the library and IT services
  • provide a fund against which the research expenses for the visit may be claimed
  • the funds will be agreed upon between the proposer and the IAS Deputy Director at the time of approval.
  • networking through meetings and events across the University
  • organise and support public events and workshops agreed with the dissemination plan;
  • work with the fellow and host to plan the implementation of the objectives and dissemination plan
Number of Scholarships: 6

Eligibility Criteria: Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence and standing against career stage of the proposed Vanguard Fellow
  • Early/mid-career researchers who would
  1. be within 15 years of achieving their PhD,
  2. hold a research post in academia, industry, charity, arts or other organisations which are equivalent to the academic post of Lecturer or above, or
  3. hold an individual Principal Investigator Fellowship.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English would usually be required to provide proof of proficiency in English.

How to Apply: 

  • Proposals should be sent to gilligan@bham.ac.uk.
  • The applicant should not provide costings with the proposal. It will be done by IAS.
  • A case for support of up to 500 words from the internal sponsor to show that the proposal matches the aims of the programme
  • The likely outcomes from the collaboration, together with a dissemination plan with specifics that will be delivered during the visit (e.g. seminar, workshop, public lecture) and subsequently (e.g. publications, new research projects) should be included in the proposal.
  • It should demonstrate the value of the visit to the academic community and external stakeholders and organisations;
  • If relevant, an outline of research costs associated with the visit must be incorporated
  • A Short CV of the applicant;
  • Confirmation from the applicant that if IAS were to offer a Fellowship they would accept, together with an indication of the ideal dates of a visit.

Application Deadline: Yet to be announced

Quick Overview———————

Organization University of Birmingham
Level Research
Country UK
Fellowship Amount Illustrated above
Eligibility Open for International Candidates
Deadline Yet to be announced


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