This International Visiting Fellowship Programme enriches Warwick's intellectual environment by enabling research groups at Warwick to engage with distinguished, international researchers, including policy makers, representatives of the arts, business, government and industry. Applications are invited 3 times a year with funding decisions expected to be announced 5 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants are requested to read the Information for Award Holders while crafting their application.
- Midday, 29 October 2019
- Midday, 4 February 2020
- Midday, 19 May 2020
Visiting Fellows must be nominated by a Warwick academic. Visits usually last between 10 days and 10 weeks.
The principle purpose of this scheme is to enrich Warwick's intellectual environment. In order to ensure that the impact of the visit is felt by a wide cross-section of the research community, Fellows would normally take part in activities such as:
- Research and/or training event targeted at early career scholars
- A public event
- Interdisciplinary activity aimed at an audience beyond the Fellow’s immediate field of specialism
- Presentation of Fellow’s core research to targeted audience
- Exploration of further collaborative opportunities with groups/individuals beyond the Principal Applicants research area
- Cross-university and/or cross-sector meetings
- Engagement with IAS research fellows, typically providing a brief career-development talk at the Accolade Training Programme is strongly encouraged.
More than one Fellow can be nominated by the Principal Applicant; the nominees’ visit dates should overlap but do not have to be of the same duration.
Applications cannot be submitted independently by the potential Fellow themselves. The Fellow(s) must be nominated and hosted by a permanent Warwick academic staff member (including probationary staff) or holder of a fellowship awarded by an external funder (the duration of which extends beyond the proposed activity). The application and supporting CV is expected to convey the leading impact of the Fellow’s expertise within their research field and their primary location is expected to be outside of the UK.
The Principal Applicant is expected to be present during the tenure of the Fellowship and is responsible for liaising with the nominated Fellow prior to submission of the application and coordinating their events. A second nominator should be named who will take responsibility for hosting the Fellow in case of the nominator’s unforeseen absence.
Applications to support a single in-coming visitor are encouraged; however, to help deliver a dynamic programme of activity, applicants are invited to consider whether there is scope to host the Fellow for a series of extended visits and/or host 2 or more visitors who can all contribute to the programme of activity. When 2 or more Fellows are to be nominated, candidates within the UK and/or at an earlier stage of their career can be selected as long as the criteria is met.
- Up to £2,500 for a single visitor
- Up to £4,000 for 2 or more visitors, or a series of visits
- An additional £1,000 for activities held in either Venice or Brussels
- A per diem of £45 per day (up to a maximum of £1260) (please do not include this in the budget)
- In addition to the above, accommodation is provided at one of the IAS's residential facilities (see below*).
The award funding is to be used to cover international and local travel expenses, publicity, event organisation and coordinator. The Principal Applicant is responsible for coordinating travel arrangements in accordance with University policy, organising the room hire and catering for events, as well as publicising the activities.
* Accommodation is provided at one of our residential facilities, Cryfield Grange or Cryfield Cottage, for a period of up to 10 weeks duration. These are both self-catering facilities and whilst spouses/partners of the Fellow can also be housed at both locations, due to Health and Safety and safeguarding regulations, children under the age of 18 cannot be accommodated. Should the Fellow need to be housed elsewhere, funds must be raised from the nominating department.
Please note: We currently have no availability during mid December 2019 and have limited availability during the first half of March 2010 and the first 3 weeks of May 2020. Please contact the IAS for up-to-date availability.
Proposals will be reviewed by a small college comprising representatives of IAS and relevant academics. Applications will be assessed on:
- Quality of the proposed Fellow(s) contribution to their field, as attested by CV
- Ability of the programme to advance collaborative research activities
- Breadth and/or depth of research constituency at Warwick to which the proposed Fellow will appeal
- Ability of programme of events to enrich the research environment across a wide range of departments / audiences
- Value for money – potential impact of activity relative to IAS contribution
Awards can only be held within a single financial year (between 1st August – 31st July); the offer letter will provide confirmation of the valid award period. It is the responsibility of the award holder to ensure that expenditure has been appropriately recorded. The award holder’s department will be responsible for any over expenditure and/or late claims.
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