2025 British Council 90th Anniversary Research Fellowships at the University of Edinburgh

Deadline: July 26, 2024.

As they celebrate their 90th anniversary in 2024, they are delighted to announce a new research partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh.

They are awarding two 12-month fellowships starting in January 2025 – open to postdoctoral researchers based in any ODA (Official Development Assistance) recipient country where the British Council operates.


  1. These are early-career fellowships, meaning applicants must be within seven years of completion of their PhD.
  2. Applicants must be based in an ODA recipient country in which the British Council operates, and should be qualified to undertake postdoctoral level research for the fellowship.


The fellowship provides a bursary of £2,500 per month and travel expenses as well as desk space, library access and academic mentoring as part of the vibrant scholarly community of visiting fellows at IASH. Fellows will also be expected to engage closely with the British Council throughout their fellowships (including visits to UK offices), with the option to spend time in a British Council office in their home country as part of the knowledge exchange component of the fellowship.


Applications will be considered by an assessment panel comprised of University of Edinburgh and British Council staff.

Assessment will take account of the extent to which candidates meet the following criteria.

  • A research and/or professional background and academic record that relates to broad thematic remit of the programme, outlined above.
  • A research proposal with clear potential to support the British Council’s objectives for the programme, outlined above.
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging non-academic audiences and stakeholders in research (e.g. through engagement with policy makers, practitioners, artists or other public audiences).
  • A clear commitment to knowledge exchange and dissemination as part of the fellowship and beyond the timeframe of the fellowship itself, based on the networks, insights and learnings developed through their research.

Apply through the OFFICIAL LINK

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