Vice-Chancellor’s Global Challenges Research Fellowships

There will be two rounds of funding in 2019/20, with the following application deadlines:

  • 14th June 2019
  • 6th December 2019 

Starting in 2018, UEA offers the UEA Vice-Chancellor’s Global Challenges Research Fellowships to enhance our international partnerships and to promote research collaborations of wider benefit to society.

As these fellowships are funded via the UEA institutional QR allocation from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), they must comply with requirements for Official Development Assistance (ODA).

The UEA Vice-Chancellor’s Global Challenges Research Fellowships provide the opportunity for international researchers to spend between 3-6 months at UEA, to advance longer-term interdisciplinary collaborations and to undertake training activities to support their career development. Applications must be supported by a host researcher at UEA, and approved by the Head of School or Department. 

Fellows will receive the following financial support:

  • 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 £5,000 

Please note the monthly stipend of £2,000 is subject to tax and National Insurance deductions.

For further information on eligibility and on the application process, please read the Guidelines for Applicants. The Application Form (Word version to be downloaded and filled) and supporting documents must be submitted to