International Researchers Fellowships at University of Warwick, 2018 – UK

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The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick is seeking applicants to apply for its Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme in the UK.

The fellowships will provide the opportunity for outstanding early career researchers from around the world to spend two years at Warwick, developing their independent research and undertaking training which will help them develop into the next generation of research leaders.

WIRL-COFUND aims to create a group of innovative highly-skilled researchers, who will engage across disciplines and sectors to become the future leaders in their fields.

The University of Warwick is one of the leading universities in the UK and was ranked 7th in the UK in the recent Research Excellence Framework and 51st in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings 2017.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The fellowship applicant must demonstrate transnational mobility and, on 2nd May 2018, must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work/study etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years prior to this deadline;
  • Applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience;
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria will not be eligible to apply for a WIRL-COFUND Fellowship

Fellowships are open to applicants of any discipline who are able to demonstrate the ability to apply or extend their knowledge beyond disciplinary specialisms and propose a comprehensive and innovative research project that aligns with at least one of Warwick’s cross-faculty GRPs. Each GRP is interdisciplinary in nature and therefore open to contributions from researchers of any faculty/disciplinary field. Fellowships are also suitable to those wishing to pursue discipline hopping research.

The WIRL-COFUND Fellowships are primarily aimed at post-doctoral researchers in the early stages of their career who wish to establish an independent career by developing their own research ideas.

The following criteria are essential in order to be considered for a fellowship award:

  • Applicants should have a track record of producing research outputs such as peer-reviewed publications in which they have played a significant role, conference & research presentations and contributions to symposia and compiled volumes;
  • Applicants may be of any nationality but must be fluent in English (both written and spoken. For further guidance on English language tests for UK visas please see here);
  • Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply but applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the United Kingdom for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline given above. All successful candidates will need to the right to work in the United Kingdom and, where necessary, have the appropriate visa before taking up the fellowships;
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to a research career and show how they will use the fellowship advance this aim.



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