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Coventry University Fellowships

Theme: Strengthening universities

Applications are now open for two Coventry University Fellowships. The Fellowships support collaboration at a distance by forging new research partnerships between Coventry University in the UK and ACU member universities in other countries. As part of the ACU Digital Now strategy, this year’s ACU Fellowships will solely fund virtual collaborations.

Who is eligible?

Academic staff of ACU member universities  in Africa and India.

About the Fellowships

Each Fellow will receive a maximum grant of 5000 GBP.

They are tenable for research linked to the following Coventry University research institutes:

How to apply

Applicants should first identify and contact a potential collaborator at Coventry University to obtain their consent to the collaboration before submitting the online application form. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential collaborators directly. If assistance is needed in identifying a suitable collaborator for the fellowship, applicants can send a short summary of their research to the following contacts:

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As part of the application form, applicants must:

  • Summarise the work they plan to carry out during the fellowship, and how the collaboration will benefit the project.
  • Describe the likely impact of the fellowship work
  • Explain how they expect the fellowship to benefit their own professional development
  • List the planned outputs of the fellowship
  • Submit a time plan of the work (to cover at minimum February to July 2021)
  • List the costs associated with the fellowship. These can include staff time, consumables, internet access and data, equipment, research data management, impact and engagement and open access. Please note that no travel will be funded as the fellowships are intended for virtual collaboration only.
  • Submit a letter or email of support from their head of department at their home institution
  • Submit a letter or email of support from the collaborator at Coventry University


Successful applicants will be required to submit two reports: one at the end of their fellowship and one a year later. In addition to reporting on the outcomes of the fellowship itself, they will report on the challenges and opportunities of online collaborations and any lessons learned. This element of the reporting will be shared with other ACU member institutions.

Application deadline

Wednesday 5 November at 23:59 UTC.

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