Research Management Fellowship Program 2020 - 2021, IREX, USA

Publish Date: Feb 16, 2020

Deadline: Mar 03, 2020

Research Management fellowship opportunity for leaders from Africa or Eurasia

The program supports participants to develop insights and reform plans on approaches, activities, policies, procedures, organizational arrangements, and professional development to advance their universities into leading research institutions that have real impact in their communities.

The fellowship model includes:

  • Two weeks of intensive training in Washington, DC
  • A four-week placement observing and analyzing research management operations at a respected US university
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • A virtual learning environment to share resources and network with peers remotely
  • Post-placement support implementing reforms, including a small grants competition

The Research Management fellowships have supported a variety of roles in the research ecosystem, including rectors, deputy vice chancellors, heads and deputy heads of departments or research institutes, deans and deputy principals, principal investigators, registrars, research officers, administrators and managers. At its core, the UASP aims to grow the new generation of university leaders who understand and can adapt international trends and best practices in research and knowledge transfer management, who actively disseminate their knowledge within and beyond their institutions, and who apply their ideas, skills and networks to drive improvement to institutional performance. 

IREX is currently receiving applications for up to 32 competitively awarded fellowships.


2020–2021 Application Timeline

  • March 3, 2020: Application Deadline
  • March–April 2020: Application review, selection, and notification of awards
  • September–November, 2020: 6 week Cohort 1 fellowship in the United States
  • January–March, 2021: 6 week Cohort 2 Fellowship in the United States

Eligibility and Selection


Applicants must:


  • Be a citizen of and reside in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda at the time of application and participation;
  • Hold a full-time mid- or senior-level position focusing on research management at an eligible university (seniority should be sufficient to demonstrate capacity to be a catalyst for change).*
  • Demonstrate engagement with the DVC/Director Research or an equivalent post and clearly articulate alignment of the proposed fellowship area of focus with institutional priorities;
  • Have a sufficient level of proficiency in written and spoken English to work independently in the United States and engage colleagues;
  • Be able to receive and maintain a J-1 visa. Please note, your passport should be valid at least 6 months after the fellowship program end date;
  • Be available to participate in the fellowship in the United States for approximately six weeks during Fall 2020 or Winter 2021;
  • Be committed to producing several fellowship-related assignments, including a comparative case study and implementation plan on a topic of research management; and
  • Not be a current IREX employee and/or consultant or an immediate family member (spouses, children, parents, siblings) of an IREX employee or consultant

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