Type of Funding

Fully funded




Chevening is offering a diverse range of fellowships in AY 2019/2020 for mid-career professionals already in positions of leadership and influence from Chevening-eligible developing countries, to undertake training and professional development 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: 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 2019-2020 academic year, 2 placements are on offer: 1) Theme 1: Research on digitised archival material from Latin America and the Caribbean 2) Theme 2: Research on the British Library’s African-language printed books collections.
  • China Fellowships: Currently available fellowship is the Chevening Healthcare, Health Policy and Health Reform Fellowship.
  • Gas 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.
  • Clore Fellowship: for professionals who are leaders in the arts and culture sector from Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Jordan, Mexico and South Africa to undertake an individually tailored professional development programme in the UK.
  • Cyber Security: for mid-career professionals with demonstrable leadership potential in the field of cyber security or cyber policy in India
  • Financial Services: 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 2019.
  • Gurukul Fellowship: a 12-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.
  • OCIS (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies) 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, to undertake independent study and research at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. There is also an Chevening OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship meant only for nationals of Turkey.
  • Research Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship: for mid-career professionals with very high potential in the fields of science, innovation, and business from India and Sri Lanka. The next fellowship will commence in April 2019. This 10-week fellowship is delivered at St. Cross College, University of Oxford.
  • Parliamentarians: a week-long programme at King’s College London, for distinguished Indian MPs to engage in discussions on key contemporary issues impacting the world, Europe and UK.
  • South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme): for mid-career journalists from South Asian countries including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh, 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 2019.
  • 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.


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.

Clore: Fellows will receive a training budget of up to £14,000 to cover: up to 2 return economy flights from home country to the UK; accommodation and living expenses in the UK; a period of secondment for about 8 weeks at a cultural institution in the UK; an individually tailored fellowship learning plan which may include participation in courses, conferences and other professional development activities in the UK; course and conference fees within the UK; training and development costs within the UK; and travel in the UK.

China, Cyber Security, South Asia Journalism, Western Balkans Cyber Security, Gurukul, and Research Science and Innovation: The fellowship covers full programme fees, living expenses for the duration of the fellowship and return economy flight from home country to the UK.


Please refer to the Official Website for specific eligibility requirements for each fellowship. All fellows are expected to return to their home country on completion of their fellowship.


Applications are to be done online. The deadline for the Western Balkans Cyber Security Fellowship is 24 September 2018. The deadline for the Cyber Security, Research Science and Innovation Leadership, South Asian Journalism and Financial Services Fellowships is 10 October 2018. The deadline for the British Library, Clore and OCIS Fellowships is 6 November 2018. Applications for the Gas Market Reform, Gurukul and Parliamentarians Fellowships are closed.

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