Deadline

fellowship-specific

Type of Funding

Fully funded

Frequency

Annual

Description

Chevening is offering a diverse range of fellowships in AY 2020/2021 for mid-career professionals already in positions of leadership and influence from Chevening-eligible developing countries, to undertake training and professional development or research opportunities in the UK for short periods, to further develop in their field of expertise. Fellowships are for those who are unable to take a full year out of work to study a 1 year Masters degree, and are more flexible than scholarships, providing mid-career professionals options for travelling to the UK in the autumn, winter or spring.

Chevening offers the following fellowships:

  • British Library Fellowship: a year-long professional project-based placement for Fellows to undertake a period of professional project-based activity at the British Library, receiving support and supervision from library staff. It is not is for those wanting to pursue their own research. For AY 2020-2021, 2 placements are on offer (1 fellowship per theme): 1) Theme 1: Automating the recognition of historical Chinese handwritten texts and 2) Theme 2: Ukrainian collections at the British Library: past, present, future. The fellowship programme will commence in September 2020 and is for a 12-month period of project-based activity at the British Library.
  • Energy Market Reform Fellowship: for senior professionals from the energy sector from China, to spend 3 months at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee, working alongside leading academics on their chosen independent research projects.
  • India Cyber Security Fellowship: for mid-career professionals with demonstrable leadership potential in the field of cyber security or cyber policy in India. Delivered at Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, fellows will gain an understanding of policy and legislative approaches in cyber security and its implications for national security, commercial opportunity, crime prevention, and the right to privacy. This fellowship programme will commence in March 2020.
  • Financial Services Fellowship: for mid-career Indians in the finance sector who may come from government or the private sector, with leadership potential, and experience in financial services discipline(s). The fully funded 8-week residential fellowship hosted by King’s College London will commence in May 2020.
  • Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence: a 11-week residential course at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford, for young high-flyers and mid-career professionals from diverse background with strong leadership potential from India. Every year 12 Gurukul Fellows will be selected.
  • Healthcare, Health Policy, and Health Reform Fellowship: Hosted by the University of Oxford, this 6-month fellowship offers Chinese government officials the opportunity to spend time at the University of Oxford as a visiting fellow, researching an agreed topic in health and related social policy.
  • LSE Fellowship: Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), this fellowship is for citizens of China, to spend up to 9 months working on a defined research project at LSE in the social sciences, with a particular emphasis on international relations, public policy and administration, public diplomacy, social, economic and environment policy and development issues.
  • OCIS (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) Fellowship and OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship: for mid-career academics or professionals who are dedicated to the promotion of academic activities which encourage a more informed understanding of the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies. Fellows will undertake a 6-month period of self-directed research focusing on their own project on the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies in a global context, at OCIS, University of Oxford, commencing October 2020.
  • Research Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP): for mid-career professionals with very high potential in the fields of science, innovation, and business from India and Sri Lanka. The programme also covers wider issues including global challenges, politics, and international relations. The next fellowship will commence in April 2020. This 10-week fellowship is delivered at St. Cross College, University of Oxford.
  • South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme (SAJP): the programme explores the different ways in which the media play a part in holding democratic processes to account through eight intensive weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce fellows to key UK academics, media organisations, and political figures. It is for mid-career journalists from South Asian countries, to undertake a bespoke fellowship programme titled ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics and Society’ at the University of Westminster. The next fellowship commences March 2020.
  • Western Balkans Cyber Security Fellowship: This fellowship delivered at Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, is for mid-career professionals with leadership potential in the field of cyber security or cyber policy in the Western Balkans.

Benefits

British Library: Fellows will be paid living expenses for the duration of the fellowship and up to £1,000 for approved project-related expenses as well as receive an allowance package for fellowship-related activities. The return economy airfare from their home country to the UK will be covered. They will have access to a programme of cultural events and activities organised by the FCO and the Chevening Secretariat.

Energy Market Reform Fellowship: Hosted at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee.

Chevening Financial Services Fellowship, Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence, India Cyber Security Fellowship: The fellowships covers full programme fees, living expenses for the duration of the fellowship and return economy airfare from India to the UK.

Healthcare, Health Policy, and Health Reform Fellowship, LSE Fellowship: The fellowship covers full programme fees, living expenses for the duration of the fellowship, return economy airfare from China to the UK, and an allowance package for research-related activities. Fellows have access to a programme of cultural events and activities organised by the FCO and the Chevening Secretariat.

OCIS (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) Fellowship and OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship: The fellowship allows for a 6-month period of research at OCIS, with all living expenses and return economy airfare from home country to UK fully paid. Fellows will also receive an allowance package for research-related activities and gain access to a programme of cultural events and activities organised by the FCO and the Chevening Secretariat.

Research Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP), South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP), and Western Balkans Cyber Security Fellowship: The fellowships covers full programme fees, living expenses and return economy airfare from the fellow’s country to the UK.

Eligibility

British Library Fellowship: Applicants must be citizens of Ukraine or China, with the potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence.

Energy Market Reform Fellowship: Applicants must be citizens of China who are currently living in the country, who are mid-career professionals.

Financial Services Fellowship: Applicants must be citizens of India living in India, who are mid-career Indians in the finance sector. Ideal applicants may come from government or the private sector, are mid-career professionals displaying leadership potential, and have demonstrable experience in a relevant financial services discipline(s).

Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence: Applicants must be citizens of India who currently live in the country, who are mid-career professionals with strong leadership potential in a wide range of sectors including state or central government, private sector, media, and civil society.

Healthcare, Health Policy, and Health Reform Fellowship: Applicants must be citizens of China who currently live in the country, who are mid-career professionals in their field.

India Cyber Security Fellowship: Applicants must be citizens of India who currently live in the country, with an excellent academic background in science, engineering or technology, or considerable experience of working in such fields.

LSE Fellowship: Applicants must be citizens of China who currently live in the country and who are mid-career professionals in their field.

OCIS (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) Fellowship and OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship: The Chevening OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship is available to applicants from Turkey, whilst the Chevening OCIS Fellowship applicants must be citizens of citizen of Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.

CRISP Fellowship: Applicants must be citizens of India or Sri Lanka who are currently living in the country, with an excellent academic background in science, engineering or technology, or considerable experience of working in such fields.

South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme: Applicants must be mid-career journalists working in the political or economic sectors who are citizens of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or the Maldives.

Western Balkans Cyber Security Fellowship: Applicants must be citizens who are currently living in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro or Serbia, with significant work experience in cyber security or cyber policy issues, either as a policy formulator, commentator, or academic.

Applicants must possess a postgraduate level qualification or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area. Refer to the Official Website for other specific eligibility requirements for each fellowship. All fellows are expected to return to their home country on completion of their fellowship.

Application

Applications are to be done online. The deadline for the British Library, Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship (OCIS) and OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship is 5 November 2019. Applications for all other fellowships are closed.

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