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Fernandes Fellowships provide a mechanism for the development of long-term collaborations with European research institutions.  These visiting fellowships offer a generous support package to host a series of visits to Warwick by academics at an early stage of their career to establish joint research and other academic activity.
The Fellowships offer £10k per fellow to support;

  • A stipend of £2,000 per month (Max 3 months)
  • Travel costs (including visa fees) of up to £1,000
  • Research and activity costs of up to £3,000

We currently have seven fellowships available to be completed by the end of 2022 and are looking for applications to support.
Please see our website for more information and how to apply

IAS Associate Fellowships – Rolling Deadline  

Are you a postdoc at Warwick that’s looking for training, resources and support to help you achieve your academic career ambitions? Join the IAS as an Associate Fellow   

Here are four reasons why you should join the IAS today:   

  1. Access our flagship training programme- The Accolade (Academic Careers and Leadership Development) Programme designed for fellows to enhance their skills to become future leaders in academia  

  1. Connect and exchange ideas with IAS Fellows from all Faculties via our Postdoc Team Space and at IAS events.   

  1. Use our facilities in IAS (Zeeman building) including stocked kitchen, common room, meeting rooms, hot desks and seminar room.   

  1. Be the first to hear about calls, events and opportunities that support postdoc career advancement including EUTOPIA calls and events, IAS Schemes and Accolade panels on funding and fellowship schemes.   

If you’d like to know more, please email us at – we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.   

We look forward to receiving applications and welcoming Warwick postdocs to the IAS community. 

IAS Early Career Fellowships  

The Early Career Fellowship offers completing Warwick PhD candidates support and training to build an independent academic career.  
Deadline Midday 27 April 2022, with Fellowships commencing October 2022.  

We are holding a webinar to give potential applicants more information about the scheme and the application process. This will take place online on 1 April, 13:00 - 14:00. To attend this workshop, please email . 


CfP: ‘Women in World(-)Literature’ conference 

Conference to be held on Wednesday 22nd June 2022 as a hybrid online and in-person event. 

This ‘Women in World(-)Literature’ conference held at the University of Warwick, the home of the WReC, is inspired by and in conversation with their work alongside continuing and emergent research in the field of world literary studies. We invite you to join us in thinking about the gendered dynamics of power in the patriarchal capitalist world-system. 

Check out  the conference website for the full CfP 

Abstract deadline: 30th January 2022 

Email to:  

Join us on Twitter: @WomeninWorldLit 

Image of Getrude Vimbayi Munhamo-Pfumayaramba announcing her as the winner of 2022 AWPN-Warwick Playwright-in-residenceAfrican Women's Playwright Network and Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2022 artist-in-residence fellowship will be actor/playwright/ director/activist/educator Getrude Vimbayi Munhamo-Pfumayaramba from Zimbabwe who will be with us for 8-10 weeks to develop her new work, SIZWE (NATION), which will look at ethnic hatred that has led to genocide in various nations to answer the question, ‘what now?’

Polisemie is glad to announce a call for the 2022 Polisemie essay prize, which aims to promote excellent academic research on 21st century poetry in every language and from scholars at any stage of their career. The awarded article will receive a special mention, as well as a 500 € prize.
Essays should be submitted by the 01/10/2022.

Further information can be found on the Polisemie webpage

Polisemie is an open access, peer reviewed journal published by University of Warwick Press with the objective of disentangling the complexity of the most recent practices of poetic writing. 

Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal 

January is traditionally a quiet month for Exchanges when it comes to publications, which is why it makes for an excellent period to reflect on the previous year’s activities. The new year also means it is also finally possible to establish what have been the most popular articles over the past 12 months. Top 10 Articles Downloaded has been a regular feature we’ve looked at over the past three or so years. Each time it’s been possible to identify how some articles remain ever popular, even as more recently published ones, along with changes in research interest among our readership, can refocus attention on other published works. This past year for the first time, we’ve been delighted to see an upsurge in the number of articles published in 2021 appearing in this chart – displacing some of the older works to a degree. If you are interested in finding out exactly what were the most popular articles in Exchanges during 2021  - then visit our blog. 

Looking Back at 2021: Most Downloaded Articles 

Perhaps of a more modest interest to our readers have been the second season of Exchanges Discourse podcast episodes which were published in 2021. Many of these have featured discussions with our authors and other contributors about their work, and insights into the wider scholarly communications world. A few focus more on the journal itself and its related developments. As a companion piece to the most downloaded articles chart then, we have also had a look at which of these episodes have proved the most popular with listeners – something you can find out about on the blog as well. 

Looking Back at 2021: Most Popular Podcast Episodes 

Looking ahead into the next few months, we hope to be able to roll out a version update to the underlying software which will in part allow us to introduce an additional, new ‘altmetric’ counter for all articles. Better metrics for authors are a feature we have long aspired to in the journal, and based on the feedback from our contributors something they are keen for us to introduce. As testing for this new version is scheduled for the next few weeks, we aren’t able to yet put a deadline on when this new feature will become available – however, readers can look forward to hearing more about it in the newsletter when it does go live! Naturally, preparation work on our various special issues and regular volumes continues behind the scenes, thanks to my team of dedicated editors and associate editors around the globe. We anticipate our next issue published will be the Spring Vol 9.2, appearing at the end of April. 

Exchanges continues to welcome scholarly submissions from early career researchers, and other scholars around the globe of interest to our interdisciplinary audience.  In the meanwhile, we are of course always happy to talk with newsletter readers about the potential for contributing to the journal or the podcast alike, via the website or directly from our contact details below. 

Dr Gareth J Johnson, Managing Editor in Chief, Exchanges Journal (  


IAS Awards made to: 
Dr Milija Gluhovic - SCAPVC 

Associate Fellowships awarded to: 

Luca Peretti - School of Modern Languages
Manuela Trejo - School of Engineering
Yihan Guo - Warwick Manufacturing Group

If you would like to get involved, join the IAS community or apply for funding please refer to our current schemes.

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