11 Fellowships in London for Funded Graduate Study, Research, and Professional Development

Jul 07, 2020

If you’ve always dreamed of calling the capital of the United Kingdom home, here is your chance! These fellowships offer short- and long-term opportunities to live in London. There are fully-funded graduate degree programs, opportunities for research in a variety of fields, professional development programs, and more. If one of these sounds exciting to you, make sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!

APS/British Academy Fellowship for Research in London

Since 1933, the American Philosophical Society (APS) has awarded small grants to scholars to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The APS offers an exchange postdoctoral fellowship for a minimum of 1-2 months’ of research in the archives and libraries of London. This award includes travel expenses between the United States and the United Kingdom and a monthly subsistence paid by the APS. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral quality. Funding is offered up to a maximum of $6,000.

Archbishop Tutu Fellowship

The Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme welcomes an elite group of Africa’s highest potential young leaders, representing a wide range of sectors. Offered on a part-time basis over six months, the Programme includes two 9-day Group Learning Modules with an impressive array of distinguished leaders and faculty. These are intensive interactive workshops; one at the historic Mont Fleur conference facility (South Africa), and the other split between Oxford University and London (UK). Candidates must be nominated.

Atlantic Fellows Programme: Visiting Atlantic Fellows

Over the next 20 years, the Atlantic Fellows Programme for Social and Economic Equity will support over 600 Fellows in developing innovative understandings of inequalities, and work toward finding real-world solutions. The Visiting Fellows will benefit from meeting and working alongside the other Atlantic Fellows, and the academics in the International Inequalities Institute. This track is a fantastic opportunity for senior figures in the challenge against inequality to undertake an intensive period of research that will create high-profile advances in both academic understanding and developing practical responses to the challenge of inequality. The Fellowships will be fully funded, including any reasonable travel, accommodation in London where needed, and office space within the III, along with other reasonable research costs.

Atlantic Residential Fellowship (MSc Inequalities and Social Science)

The Atlantic Residential Fellowship supports applicants in taking the one-year MSc Inequalities and Social Science (MISS) at the London School of Economics, with dedicated mentorship, as well as engaging with the wider work of the Atlantic Fellows program. The Fellowship includes all tuition fees, a stipend to cover living costs whilst in London, and expenses for attendance at Atlantic Fellows events. Applicants must meet the conditions of the MSc Inequalities and Social Science at LSE.

Bord Bia Marketing Fellowship (MSc International Marketing Practice)

This intensive 12-month action learning program gives successful candidates the combined opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with some of Ireland’s leading food companies and also gain a Master’s degree. Fellowship includes in-market placement with Bord Bia clients (based overseas) from early August to June in locations which may include New York, London, Dubai, Sydney, Shanghai, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Düsseldorf, and Warsaw. Applications are welcomed from all graduates with a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience. 100% Tuition Fees & €22,800 bursary paid.

EDGE Fellowships

The EDGE Fellows program aims to create a new global network of in-country conservationists trained in cutting-edge wildlife management techniques and well-equipped to design and implement a project for a local EDGE species. In addition to receiving a grant of up to £5,000 per year, EDGE Fellows attend two regional training courses; undertake online modules in relevant topics; and receive one-to-one support from a scientific advisor based at ZSL or a partner organization. Fellowships are aimed at early-career (less than 10 years experience) conservation biologists or wildlife managers.

Encore Fellowships

Encore Fellowships are designed to deliver new sources of talent to organizations solving critical social problems. These paid, time-limited Fellowships match skilled, experienced professionals at the end of their midlife careers with social-purpose organizations. During the Fellowship period (typically six to 12 months, half to full time), the Fellows take on roles that bring significant, sustained impact to their host organizations. Applications are open in U.S. cities and London, U.K. with varying deadlines. Please check the website for details.

Imperial College London Fully Funded PhD in Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London offers fully funded PhD programs in Chemical Engineering. It is a 3.5-year research degree that can be undertaken in 1 of 9 themes including biomedical engineering, energy, and environmental engineering, materials, multiphase transport process, multi-scale computational chemical engineering, multi-scale thermodynamics, and molecular systems, reaction engineering and applied catalysis, separations, and soft matter engineering. In addition, there are also interdisciplinary collaborative research opportunities. Funding is provided through scholarships, studentships, and research assistantships.

Mount Vernon Georgian Papers Fellowship

Each year a Washington Library scholar will be named to a three-month residential fellowship (one month at Mount Vernon and two months in London/Windsor). Reciprocally a scholar from King’s College London will be chosen. Each scholar will research areas of mutual interest in late 18th-century history and sympathetic subjects. The fellowship is open to recent Ph.D. and mid-career faculty as well as advanced scholars and independent researchers with topics exploring Washington in an international or comparative context.

Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowships provide funding for students interning over the summer in the U.S. Embassies in London or Paris, or the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington, DC. The Harriman Fellowship is nationally competitive and highly selective, offering a $5,000 stipend for travel and living expenses. Candidates must be chosen by the Department of State for internships in London, Paris, or Washington, DC, a US citizen, and a current undergraduate junior or senior at a US university. Note that the deadline for completion of State Department online internship applications is in October.

Richard Beeston Bursary Fellowship

The Richard Beeston Bursary provides two £6,000 journalism fellowships annually. One fellowship is for an aspiring British foreign correspondent to spend 6 weeks abroad, researching and reporting a foreign news story for The Times newspaper. The other fellowship is for a young Israeli, Lebanese, or Palestinian journalist to spend six weeks on secondment to The Times in London, England. Applicants must have at least 2 years of journalistic experience, be under the age of 30, and have a professional command of the English language.

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