Coventry University Fellowships

Forging new research partnerships between Coventry University in the UK and ACU member universities in other countries.

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Applications open: Monday 3 April 2023
Applications close: Monday 29 May 2023

Coventry University Fellowships support collaboration at a distance by forging new research partnerships between Coventry University in the UK and ACU member universities in other countries. 

What does the Fellowship include? 

Each Fellow receives a grant of up to GBP 5,000. This year, the fellowships are tenable for research linked to the following Coventry University research institute:

How to apply 

Applicants should first identify and contact a potential collaborator at Coventry University to obtain their consent to the collaboration before submitting an application form.

The Coventry University Fellowships are included in the ACU Fellowships. Please apply through the link on the ACU Fellowships page.

The application form will require all applicants to:

  1. Summarise the work you plan to carry out during the Fellowship, and how the collaboration will benefit the project. Explain why you have chosen to collaborate with your partner institution for the project rather than any other.
  2. Describe the projected impact of the Fellowship work.
  3. Explain how you expect the Fellowship to benefit your own professional development.
  4. List the planned outputs of the Fellowship.
  5. Submit a time plan for the work, which must commence from September 2023 and have finished by August 2024.
  6. List the costs associated with the Fellowship. These can include staff time, consumables, internet access and data, equipment, research data management, travel and accommodation costs, impact and engagement and open access.
  7. Submit a letter or email of support from your head of department at your home institution.
  8. Submit a letter or email of support from the collaborator at your partner institution.

Starting your application

Please apply through the link on the ACU Fellowships page.

Deadline: 29 May 2023 at 09:00 UTC


Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Submit two reports: one at the end of the Fellowship and one a year later.
  • Submit a case study profile of your experience.

If you have a query which is not answered on this page, please email us.

Meet the Fellows

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Professor Kenneth Ikechukwu Ozoemena

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Kenneth is a Research Professor of Materials for Energy and Electrochemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa. Prior to joining Wits in 2017, he worked at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as Chief Scientist and Research Group Leader.

Passionate about developing clean and affordable energy for the resource-limited communities in Africa, his research interests concern energy storage and conversion.

Ken also serves on the editorial board of Electrochemistry Communications (Elsevier), Current Opinion in Electrochemistry (Elsevier), and Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing), and Chief Editor, International Journal of Electrochemistry (Hindawi Publishing).

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Professor Grace Wamue-Ngare

Kenyatta University, Kenya

Professor Ngare is the Policy and Advocacy Lead at the recently established Women’s Economic Empowerment Hub (KU-WEE), under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiative on What Works for Women’s Economic Empowerment. She is also leading one of the Hub’s research projects on sexual and gender-based violence in Kenya.

Grace is the immediate Director for the Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment at Kenyatta University (KU). Whilst at KU, Professor Ngare developed an app to respond to sexual and gender-based violence with an ACU Gender Grant.

Grace is also supporting a gender strategy in the European Union-LEAP Agri project besides Johns Hopkins University.