Applications are now closed for the Distinguished Visiting Fellowships programme, we will reopen late 2019.

The Distinguished Visiting Fellowships programme is a prestigious mobility programme which enables an engineering institution in a UK university to host visits from world leading internationally-based researchers from an overseas academic centre of excellence, for visits lasting up to one month.

The programme aims to help UK universities to build capacity and promote collaborations by facilitating visits by distinguished international experts.


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Programme objectives

The programme’s objectives are to:

  • Access global centres of excellence in engineering research and teaching, with a view to strengthening UK capacity and international standing, and promoting new international collaborations
  • Enable the participating organisations to discover common and complementary skills, areas and initiatives that could form the foundation for future collaborations and future strategic research alliances
  • Facilitate the sharing of latest developments, experience and information, and the unification of participating organisations’ diverse knowledge in the area of engineering and technology, by enabling the host institution to use the opportunity to engage the Fellow in a range of mutually beneficial activities


Programme Activities

Example activities may include:

  • Working collaboratively on joint papers and research proposals to tackle ambitious research problems or challenges, both within the host department and also through the involvement of other UK universities and UK industries
  • Delivering lectures, presentations, seminars, demonstrations, and expert workshops to graduates, undergraduates, members of the host faculty, and academics from other UK institutions
  • Guiding the design and delivery of new teaching modules or programmes
  • Establishing project consortia to work collaboratively on ambitious joint research projects


Further information

Please see the FAQ and Eligibility pages for more information.

Contact the Programme Manager for any further information.