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The IPR Visiting Fellows schemes

Outstanding national or international academics or policymakers can apply to spend up to six months with the IPR.

About the schemes

Apply to spend up to six months at the IPR.

We offer Visiting Fellow awards for academics and practitioners to spend up to six months with the IPR to carry out research which reflects our research profile.

Successful candidates will be involved in current policy debates at the national and international level, and will provide originality and inspiration in analysing complex policy problems. Candidates should also have a strong record of engagement and networking across the research or policy interface.

In addition to unfunded Visiting Fellowships, we offer a maximum of two awards per year that provide up to £6,000, depending on the length of your visit, to help with travel and living costs. Please specify whether you are applying for an award or not in the application form.

Visiting Fellowships fall under one of the following categories:

Visiting Fellow awards

These are intended to support outstanding academics with a permanent position at an established university to spend up to six months resident at the University of Bath.

Visiting Policy Fellow awards

These are intended to support policymakers from UK or overseas governments, policy organisations and NGOs to spend up to six months resident at the University of Bath.

How to apply

Find out how to apply to the IPR Visiting Fellows schemes.

You must be nominated by a University of Bath academic who must complete the application form.

This application should include:

  • a statement of the proposed research activity and the forms of policy and/or public engagement it will involve, with a clear explanation of how these link to the IPR's objectives
  • a curriculum vitae no more than two pages long
  • a budget, setting out the costs that will be incurred
  • details of colleagues in other departments who will be actively involved in collaboration with the visitor.

The proposer should pass the application to the Director of the IPR, Professor Nick Pearce.

The selection process

What happens after you submit your application.

The IPR Visiting Awards Committee will consider the applications. This Committee consists of the PVC Research (Chair), the IPR Director, and one other member of the IPR Leadership Team.

The IPR will inform all applicants of the outcome of the IPR Visiting Awards Committee.

Successful applicants

What happens if your application is successful.

We expect visits to begin within six months of the Committee's decision.

A successful award is not a contract of employment and it is a condition of the award that the home institution of the successful applicant will cover salary costs during the visit.

It will be the Visiting Fellow's responsibility to arrange visas, accommodation and transport and to make any other living arrangements for the duration of their stay.

Visiting Fellows will be based in the IPR, which will provide office accommodation and access to services (library, email, computing) as appropriate and free of charge.

Each visitor is required to write an IPR Policy Brief or present an IPR lecture or seminar as part of their visit.


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