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University of Birmingham Announces CHASM International Visiting Research Fellowship Scheme 2023

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The International Visiting Research Fellowship has been running since 2018 and has created positive relationships and collaborations between CHASM academics and our international fellows. Applications are encouraged from people with research interests which align to the CHASM research themes, and who are based outside the UK, to visit and work with CHASM members.

Our International Visiting Research Fellowship scheme has created the opportunity for positive collaborations between our visiting fellows and CHASM members; here are some reflections from the 2022 fellows.

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to spend at least 2 weeks present in Birmingham, UK, before the end of September 2023. Subsequent joint research work may, however, continue beyond this point.

Access to a work area, computer and to the internet will be provided to the successful candidates during their stay (if required).

Successful applicants will be expected to:

Undertake research with one (or more) of CHASM’s core members. This work should lead to at least one high quality academic output within 12 months of the completion of the visit, and other outputs that may be applicable to create significant impact from the results of the joint research.
Present a research seminar on a relevant area of their current work during their visit to the Centre as part of the regular CHASM research series or participate as a speaker in one of CHASM’s regularly organised events.
Write a policy relevant blog on a (CHASM-relevant) area of your expertise for publication under the CHASM banner on the CHASM Blog page (see our Blog page for examples of previous blogs).
The successful applicant (or applicants) will each receive up to £5000 to cover (economy) airfare, accommodation and research related costs that are included in their proposal. The fellowship funding does not cover subsistence costs (i.e. food/drink/local travel) during the duration of the visit to Birmingham.

Selection is based on the applicant’s CV and research proposal and on their ability to contribute to CHASM’s current key areas of interest and activity. More than one fellowship may be offered if more than one strong application is received.

For 2023 we would welcome applications to work with us in any of our three core themes, but in particular financial inclusion, literacy and wellbeing, wealth inequality (including gender and wealth inequality) and household financial security and environmental sustainability.

Applications are welcome from academics and others who have a track record of engaging with academic research.

To apply, applicants must send by email:

A letter of application, indicating the area you wish to research under the Fellowship and anticipated publication(s), who and how you will collaborate with CHASM academic(s), and their agreed timing to undertake the Fellowship. (Applicants may wish to contact CHASM members they would like to work with in advance of applying to seek their support).
A current curriculum vitae that includes at least your full name, current position, institution and full research/publications record.
A brief research proposal detailing work to be undertaken and target outputs (academic and other if applicable) and practical impacts that could be expected from the work (one page maximum will be sufficient).
Outline budget for the trip proposed (confirmation of the proposed budget will be sought before award is confirmed).
Deadline for applications is 31st March 2023.

We would expect to notify successful applicants no later than 14th April 2023.