The programme provides a platform to:
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For visiting fellowships between 9 October 2023 and 9 February 2024
Essex International Visiting Fellowships are for researchers based outside the United Kingdom with an excellent track record commensurate with career stage to undertake research at the University of Essex.
The Essex International Visiting Fellowship scheme is open to candidates wishing to develop collaborations with Essex researchers active within the same discipline, or wishing to collaborate in a cross- or inter-disciplinary way with Essex researchers in other areas or disciplines.
Students (e.g. undergraduate students, Master’s students, PhD students, and post-doctoral students) are not eligible for the scheme.
International Visiting Fellows applications must be supported by a senior Essex academic and during their visit, it is expected that a Visiting Fellow will contribute to the wider activity at the University, engaging with a wide cross-section of our research community.
Successful applicants who were International Visiting Fellows in the past at Essex are not eligible to apply for another Essex International Visiting Fellowship.
Note: Fellowships which were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic are welcome to reapply.
Please keep in mind that the International Visiting Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis.
An Essex International Visiting Fellowship includes:
Fellows will also meet, to discuss their research and plans for future activities with Essex, with university research leadership - Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research); Dean for Partnerships (Research); Faculty Dean Research.
We also encourage our visiting fellows to connect with some of our early career researchers through the Take a Fellow to lunch programme. This programme enable a group of 4 to 5 PhD students to take a fellow to lunch at the Wivenhoe House Hotel Brasserie to discuss research and careers in research and academia.
During your stay, it is anticipated that you will contribute to a number of activities. Fellows are required to:
When you apply, you should therefore identify events and activities to which you will contribute to during your stay. The programme of events should aim to incorporate some of the following:
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Applications to the Essex International Visiting Fellowship programme will be assessed on:
We welcome applications from any field of research, however, priority research themes for this programme include:
Selection decisions are made by a panel, chaired by the PVC Research, and include the Dean of Partnerships (Research) and one nominee from each faculty.
Decisions for applicants for fellowships are made within three to four weeks of the deadline.
Fellows will be required to complete a report at the end of their visit. Additionally, longer-stay International Visiting Fellows (7-10 weeks) will be asked for a publication such as a journal article, conference paper, or other relevant form of research publication that has been produced during or as a result of the stay at the University of Essex and will contribute to the research community at Essex.