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06 June 2022

SSPP launches new fellowship scheme to encourage global collaborations

The Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy (SSPP) has launched a Global Visiting Fellowship Scheme for scholars in low- and middle-income countries.

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Academics from around the world are being offered the chance to spend up to four months in London working with King’s scholars under a new initiative.

The SSPP Global Visiting Fellowship Scheme aims to increase opportunities for collaboration, encourage mutual learning, enhance Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, promote excellent research that has impact, share educational innovation and contribute to sharing best practice.

The scheme will support 10 visiting fellowships, similar to a ‘scholar in residence’ programme, for a period of up to four months from January 2023 onwards. Each fellow will be given up to £15,000 to cover living, accommodation, travel and research costs.

The programme is open to mid-career scholars, who are 10 year or more post-PhD, from countries or territories on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list. These countries are eligible to receive official development assistance based on their Gross National Income per capita and the list includes the least developed countries as defined by the United Nations.

Our Global Visiting Fellowship Scheme will enable us to support more scholars from low and middle-income countries and will offer exciting new opportunities for us to learn from one another, so we can ensure that we are having a positive impact on the world around us.

Professor Cathy McIlwaine, Vice Dean (Research), SSPP

Applicants will be hosted by an academic within the faculty and must demonstrate how the visiting fellowship would enable them to develop new pathways in research and teaching in their home institution that currently do not exist. Where appropriate they would participate in joint research projects with King’s scholars, and they can contribute to teaching and student engagement activities in areas directly related to their expertise.

Some of the key areas of interest for the faculty in relation to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, education and research are: social justice, intersectional inequalities, decolonising, governance, climate change, global health, poverty, democratisation, and conflict.

Applications need to be submitted by 15 July. Following a panel assessment, the outcomes will be announced in September, with the first vising professors arriving at King’s in January 2023.

Download the guidance notes (Word, 19KB) and the download the application form (Word, 45KB).

If you have queries about the scheme, or problems downloading the notes and form, please email

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Cathy McIlwaine

Vice Dean (Research), Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy