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Funding and Fellowships

Visiting Fellowship Application Process

We review Visiting Fellowship applications on a rolling basis. To apply to be a Visiting Fellow at WICID send your application materials via email as a Microsoft Word or PDF document to

Application Requirements:

  1. Please send a brief research proposal (including research topic, expected output(s), and how you will contribute to WICID's work) 500-1500 words. Please indicate the dates you wish to be a Visiting Fellow and include a CV and a description of your current or recent research project along with an indication of how you think you will benefit from a visiting fellowship at WICID.
  2. WICID will consider the request and if there is a potential positive relationship, will work with you to complete the formal University of Warwick application paperwork. All applications are subject to approval from the central University and references from your current substantive/most recent substantive employer will be required.
  3. Funding Requirements: Please note that WICID does not offer funding and applicants will have to be funded by their own institution or from another source; please indicate your funding source. Visiting Fellows do not have an employment relationship with the University of Warwick.

WICID's Commitment:

  • While WICID Visiting Fellows are self-funded, we are pleased to host a private or public webinar for you to discuss and share your research and obtain supportive and robust feedback on your work.
  • We also ask you to contribute to the Think Development blog and participate in a Think Development Out Loud interview, if you are comfortable doing so.
  • WICID colleagues are able to provide mentoring to Visiting Fellows who are interested in mentoring. We anticipate this to be relevant to 3 year post-PhD Early Career Researchers.

Funding Support Scheme

Unfortunately due to the current situation, WICID is currently unable to accept applications to the WICID Funding Support Scheme. We will reopen our funding scheme once the university restrictions on funding are lifted.

However, we continue to act as a research hub to connect researchers within the university across disciplines, connect Warwick colleagues with user groups, wherever possible and support external funding bids for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and global south facing research.

Through the WICID Methods Lab, we provide open access toolkits for colleagues to work with; see for example our gender toolkit for addressing ESRC stipulation for a gender statement for all grant applications.

Ongoing and previously funded projects include:

  • COVID-19 and Slumdwellers International: Keith Hyams and colleagues received WICID Funding to support a project examining ethics and social justice issues within the COVID-19 pandemic relating to both the effects of the virus and the effects of the response measures implemented on residents of slums in four countries.
  • “Exploring behavioural spill-overs in a nationwide agricultural insurance field experiment in Thailand”: Marco Haenssgen and colleagues received WICID funding to support a field-visit, on-site networking, and a grant development workshop for their project on health-related behavioural change research. Unfortunately the initial visit has been postponed due to COVID-19, but the team hopes to re-organize.
  • Basel Interdisciplinary Workshop: On February 29, 2020, members of an international interdisciplinary project team working on enforced disappearance met in Basel to discuss their current work and to plan a future GCRF network grant. Members from Colombia, El Salvador, Switzerland and the UK were present. WICID funding supported the travel and logistical costs associated with the workshop.
  • Critical South Asia Group, University of Warwick: WICID supports the on campus events of the CSAG, including a discussion entitled “Kashmir Under Siege.”