Global Fellows will be expected to engage with members of one or more of our Centres of Research and Knowledge Exchange Excellence and our postgraduates during their Fellowship. The Fellowships take place between 1 January and 31 July 2023 and should last between one and three months. To maximise the benefits of the Global Fellowship, we expect Fellows to spend at least one month in person at the University of Brighton, although we will consider reasonable plans for online collaborations and research activities. Applicants not available during the time outlined should consider applying in a future round of the scheme.
The University provides all Global Fellows with:
up to £3000 for research-related costs (£4000 for applicants from low- and middle-income countries [see list here]). This research budget will be managed by your University of Brighton collaborator. It may be possible to use some of this budget to provide help with extra accommodation and food costs while the Fellow is living in Brighton.
travel costs for one journey in economy between the Fellow’s home country and the UK, booked by a University of Brighton colleague using the University-approved travel agent.
access to University computing and library facilities.
The University cannot offer a buy-out for teaching at the home institution. Applicants will usually be on a sabbatical or research leave, or indicate a time when they are free during the year.
We ask each Global Fellow to interact closely with their University of Brighton collaborator and colleagues in our Centres of Research and Knowledge Exchange Excellence to deliver the following four outputs during their fellowship:
production of a new grant application either as a Co-investigator or Project Partner that would be submitted before calendar year-end;
production of a new co-authored output or co-produced artefact that is completed by calendar year-end;
leading at least two ‘meet the expert’ workshops for our postgraduates where research skills and experience can be shared; and
providing one workshop for our Centres of Research and Knowledge Exchange Excellence that provokes a discussion on research challenges and opportunities.
We would expect all Global Fellows to seek to develop long-term and sustained collaborations with University of Brighton colleagues after completion of their fellowship.
Visa and insurance requirements
Global Fellowship applicants are advised to refer to the UKVI website to check whether they will need a visa or not. The University of Brighton must ensure all our international visitors hold a visa which is appropriate for the purpose of their visit to the UK. Under the Global Fellowship scheme, the appropriate visa will be an Academic Visitor Visa (under the Standard Visitor visa rules) if applicable. The rules provide that an academic visitor may:
- take part in formal exchange arrangements with UK counterparts
- share knowledge and experience
- take part in conferences and seminars
- provide a one-off or short series of talks and speeches.
If you need assistance from the University of Brighton regarding your visa, once your invitation letter has been issued, view our visa and immigration information online and contact the Visa Team. No correspondence from the University of Brighton, other than where specified, should be used in support of a visa application. Further details on eligibility requirements and details about Standard Visitor visas can be found at here on the Home Office website.
It is a standard expectation that the home institution/employer will provide insurance cover for any Global Fellow during their visit; applicants must confirm that they have the appropriate cover and are liable for any loss or damage to any University of Brighton equipment while in their control. Please ensure that the levels of insurance are appropriate to cover the activities being undertaken during the Global Fellowship. Advice on insurance can be sought from our Insurance Team, who can be contacted at Insurance@brighton.ac.uk.
How to apply
Applications must be received by 4 November 2022 at 5pm (GMT). The Global Fellowship may start anytime from 1 January 2023, should last between one and three months, but must be completed by 31 July 2023.
All Global Fellowship applications must be made through the University of Brighton Collaborator who is a research-active member of staff at the University of Brighton. The University of Brighton collaborator should obtain a copy of the application form by emailing GlobalFellowships@brighton.ac.uk. The full application should be completed by the Fellow but submitted by the University of Brighton collaborator and consists of:
completed application form
CV (maximum of four pages)
list of relevant publications (maximum of two pages). Please include links to digital publications and/or artefacts, if relevant
written letter from a senior line manager in the non-UK institution that states their agreement for the applicant to take up the Fellowship.
The University of Brighton collaborator will be responsible for ensuring the application fits the required format and criteria, is costed appropriately, and is supported by their Dean of School. The University of Brighton collaborator will also be responsible for induction at the University and ensuring access to suitable desk space and completion of an IT Account Registration Form.
A panel will produce a shortlist of applicants who will be interviewed online together with their University of Brighton collaborator. Applications will be assessed using the following criteria:
• alignment and fit to the Global Fellowship scheme
• excellence and novelty of the work programme proposed for the Fellowship
• strength of integration with a Centre of Research and Knowledge Exchange Excellence
• capacity to introduce global networks to University of Brighton researchers
• plan to share expertise with colleagues and postgraduates.
We aim to communicate decisions by 18 November 2022. Please note that it will not possible to provide detailed feedback for unsuccessful applicants. The Global Fellowship may start any time from 1 January 2023, but must be completed by 31 July 2023.