School of History Fellowships

Charles Wallace India Trust

offer visiting fellowships for mid-career researchers based India to undertake a funded period of residency and research at the University of Leeds

The School of History is pleased to work with the Charles Wallace India Trust to offer visiting fellowships for mid-career researchers based India to undertake a funded period of residency and research at the University of Leeds. One visiting researcher is appointed per academic year.
 

Details of the award

Fellowships may last from 12-20 weeks. The Fellow is provided with a working space in the School of History and will have access to standard library, internet, and office resources.

Fellows will deliver a research seminar in the School’s seminar series, and have opportunities for professional development and academic engagement. Fellows will be expected to deliver a final report to the Charles Wallace India Trust.

The financial contribution of the award is:

  • Up to £600 contributed towards a return airfare
  • £1200 per month living expenses (to include accommodation, organised with the assistance of the School of History)
  • £1000 research expenses

Fellows must apply and pay for their own visa (letters of support can be provided). Fellows must obtain their own travel and health insurance.

Eligibility

Fellowships are restricted to the fields of History, Arts, Heritage, and the Humanities. Preference may be given to those who have had little or no prior experience of conducting research outside India.

Applicants must:

  • be able to explain how the experience of an international fellowship may benefit their career development
  • be proficient in English language skills
  • hold a PhD in the relevant field, and/or demonstrate a proven track record, and show a willingness to work collaboratively
  • be Indian (and domiciled in India)
  • be under 45 years old when the grant offer is signed
  • not have received any other CWIT grant in the last 5 years

Application process

The scheme is not currently open for applications.

 

Fellows

2022-23 Fellow: Dr Shaona Barik. Learn more

2023-24 Fellow: Dr Aniket Chettry. Learn more