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Visiting Fellowships

This programme enables academics from any country overseas to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice for up to six months and develop collaborative projects with UK colleagues.

Current Visiting Fellows

Dr Thor Berger

Professor Carol Chan

Dr Yu Dong

Dr Wendy Erb

Dr Shaun Goh

Dr Himanshu Himanshu

Dr Angel Hsu

Dr Isabella Jackson

Dr Xiaodong Li

Dr Kelly O'Brien

Professor Vidal Romero

Dr Marcela Tenorio

Dr Di Zhu

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We foster international collaboration in the humanities and social sciences, and promote the sharing of international perspectives on global challenges.

More about the programme

This programme enables outstanding scholars from overseas (active at any career stage and in any discipline within the humanities and the social sciences) with the opportunity to be based in the UK for a period of up to six months, working with UK colleagues to develop new research collaborations and/or deepen existing partnerships. The Visiting Fellowships are supported by the UK Government's Rutherford Fund which aims to help maintain the UK’s position as a world leader in research by attracting highly skilled researchers to the UK. 


These Visiting Fellowships illustrate the British Academy’s profound commitment to international engagement and to ensuring that the UK remains an attractive and welcoming place for academics globally. Through this programme, the Academy aims to:

  • Enhance and build new links between scholars anywhere in the world and in the UK;
  • Foster opportunities and develop future partnerships for collaborative research in the humanities and the social sciences, and enable academics from across the globe to undertake research and/or professional development with UK colleagues;
  • Strengthen the UK’s research base in the humanities and the social sciences.

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