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Early Career Researchers awarded fellowships at Warwick

Warwick is determined to be a leading global university, building connections with individuals and institutions who see the world as a place that can be transformed by learning and working together.

Twelve early career researchers from four strategic international partner institutions have been awarded three month fellowships at Warwick to catalyse long-term interdisciplinary collaborations and undertake training activities to support their career development.

Professor Simon Swain, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), said;

We are delighted to welcome the first of our Rutherford fellows to Warwick and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked so hard to enable this to happen.

It is a testament to our reputation for research excellence, support for early career researchers, and strategic approach to building international partnerships, that Warwick was awarded the highest number of Rutherford fellowships of all universities who applied to this inaugural strategic grant scheme, managed by Universities UK International (UUKi).

These talented early career researchers will bring complementary skills and synergistic approaches to their Warwick colleagues in collaborating departments. By creating greater impact for existing projects or establishing the feasibility of new projects, we will be able to further strengthen the breadth and depth of collaboration with our strategic international partners.”

Dr Kyunghye Kim is a lecturer in Translation Studies at the School of Foreign Languages at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She was nominated by Professor Johannes Angermuller, Centre for Applied Linguistics and is just coming to the end of her three month fellowship at Warwick. Dr Kim said;


I have greatly relished this excellent opportunity. Taking part in invited talks and discussions with academics has enabled me to cultivate and sharpen my research ideas and methodology. Working on joint papers and intellectual engagement have empowered me to unlock, expand, and explore my academic interests to include intercultural communication in higher education.

The academic collaboration propelled by this fellowship will continue to strengthen and enhance the established link between Shanghai Jiao Tong University and University of Warwick, and the results of this intellectual dialogue will be materialised in the form of scholarly articles and trans-/inter-/multi-disciplinary academic events”

Professor Angermuller added;

The Rutherford Strategic International Fellowships are enabling the Centre for Applied Linguistics to reinforce our international relationships with both SJTU and Paris Seine. We are able to use the expertise of the post doc researchers to further develop our interests in political discourses and we have now started to plan two major collaborative events in Paris in 2019 and China in 2020”

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) and International Strategy & Relations (ISR) secured the funding to establish short-term fellowships with four strategic international partner institutions; Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), University Paris Seine (France) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).

The 2018 Rutherford fellows are:

  • Quanwen Pan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, nominated by Dr Zacharie Tamainot-Telto, School of Engineering
  • Kyunghye Kim, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, nominated by Professor Johannes Angermuller, Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Chan yang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, nominated by Professor Tim Lockley, Department of History
  • Jian Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, nominated by Dr Chaoying Wan, Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Yiqin Ling, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, nominated by Dr Gechun Liang, Department of Statistics
  • Dr Chams Bicalho Maluf, Federal University of Minas Gerais, nominated by Dr Michelle Miller, WMS Mental Health
  • Flavio Goncalves, Federal University of Minas Gerais, nominated by: Dr Murray Pollock, Department of Statistics
  • Axel Bousier, University Paris Seine, nominated by Professor Johannes Angermuller, Department of Applied Linguistics
  • Etienne Le Masson, University Paris Seine, nominated by Professor Mark Pollicott, Department of Mathematics
  • Sven Van Kerckhoven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Professor Ben Clift, Politics and International Studies
  • Parastou Saberi, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, nominated by Professor Stuart Elden, Politics and International Studies
  • Joachim Koops, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, nominated by Dr Oz Hassan, Department of Politics & International Studies