The objective of these awards is to enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and twelve months at a UK university, in order to enhance the skills of academic staff or students within the host institution. Any field of research is eligible.
Visiting Professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests.
Criteria for selection are:
- the academic standing and achievements of the professor in terms of research and teaching
- the ability of the host institution to benefit from the imported skills and expertise
Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for coordinating the visit. Priority is given to new or recent collaborative ventures.
A maintenance grant up to a level commensurate with the salary of a professor in the relevant field at the receiving institution may be requested. Economy travel costs to and from the UK and research costs will also be met.
For further information go to: http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/VP/VP.cfm