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Rutherford Strategic International Fellowships

The IAS in partnership with International Strategy & Relations (ISR), has established the Rutherford Strategic International Fellowships to provide a new mechanism to enhance our international partnerships and contribute to their future sustainability. These fellowships are funded by an award from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy via the UUKi Rutherford scheme.

Rutherford Strategic International Fellowships are an opportunity for Early Career Researchers to spend 3 months at Warwick in order to catalyse long-term interdisciplinary collaborations and undertake training activities to support their career development.

Rutherford funding will only support researchers who have less than 10 years' postdoctoral experience and are based at one of the following institutions;

  • Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)
  • Members of the Université Paris Seine (UPS) consortium

In addition Warwick will support further fellows from Vrije Universiteit Brussel who meet the postdoctoral experience requirement.

Fellows will receive;

  • A stipend of £2,000 per month
  • Travel costs (including visa fees) of up to £2,000
  • Research, support and training costs of up to £3,000

Thirteen fellowships are available and they must be completed by 31st March 2019.

All fellowships funded under this scheme must be allocated by 31st May 2018. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis until the final deadline for submission of 5pm on the 1st May 2018 after which the scheme will be closed to further applications.

Should all thirteen fellowships be allocated before the final deadline then the scheme will close at that point. Applicants are therefore encouraged to submit applications as early as possible.


Applications must be submitted through the Online Submission System.

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For further queries please contact ias at warwick dot ac dot uk

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