British Council 90th Anniversary Research Fellowships 2024 at the University of Edinburgh

As the British Council celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2024, it is excited to announce the launch of the British Council 90th Anniversary Research Fellowships in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh. This initiative presents a unique opportunity for postdoctoral researchers from around the world to advance their academic careers and engage in international cultural exchange.

This program awards two 12-month fellowships, starting in January 2025, providing a robust platform for personal and professional growth. During the first ten months, you will be immersed in the academic environment of IASH at the University of Edinburgh. For the remaining two months, you will return to their home countries to focus on sharing your research findings and collaborating with the British Council on knowledge exchange initiatives.

Benefits You Can Expect From Fellowship

You will receive a monthly bursary of £2,500 and coverage of travel expenses, which ensures a comfortable living and working experience.

Moreover, this includes academic mentoring and the opportunity to become part of a vibrant community of visiting scholars. It also enhance both your research and professional network.

Eligibility Criteria for International Students

Application Process

You need to submit an online application form along with a cover letter that outlines how your research supports the British Council’s objectives. A minimum of two confidential references are also required.

Important Dates

You will need to submit your documents by 26 July 2024. Don’t miss the online Q&A session scheduled for 21 May 2024, which will be a valuable opportunity to ask questions and get detailed insights about the fellowship. Even if you are unable to attend live session, registering  this event will give you access to the session recording, which has useful resource to prepare your application.

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