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Chancellor’s Fellowships to address global challenges

The latest round of recruitment into the highly prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship programme has begun.

The University is investing in a unique cohort of 10 researchers of the highest quality who will focus on addressing the multi-faceted challenges faced by developing countries.

The prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowships are aimed at early career academics, who have already begun to establish a reputation for top quality research. The scheme seeks to help them develop their research to the highest international standards while progressively training them in teaching and student development skills.

Invitation to apply

The Chancellor’s Fellowship programme is looking for next generation international research leaders, focused on issues critical to development, whose work is innovative, interdisciplinary and above all impactful. Research leaders from all disciplines whose work engages with the Sustainable Development Goals are invited to apply. However, the programme is particularly encouraging candidates who will focus on, or work across:

  • Migration and Refugees
  • Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk
  • Conflict Resolution (including PeaceTech)
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Data and Digital Development
  • Global Health
  • Food Systems
  • Education and Employability
  • Affordable and Clean Energy

More information and details of how to apply can be found through the microsite below.

Chancellor’s Fellows

Research and educational activities carried out by the Chancellor’s Fellows promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries as the main objective of the research, and with these countries as the main beneficiary.

Fellowships are for five years and subject to a successful end of year three review. The majority of Chancellor's Fellows will transition to an open-ended lectureship.

The Global Challenges Research Fund, a £1.5billion Government initiative that forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, contributes to funding for these posts. 

These Chancellor’s Fellowships in Global Challenges present researchers with extraordinary opportunities to grapple with developing nations’ most pressing concerns.

James SmithVice-Principal International 

Related links

Further information on the Chancellor's Fellowship 

Vacancy details and application page