Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) these fellowships may also be worth noting for U Ghana staff coming to Sussex. These support mid-career professionals from developing countries to spend time at a UK host working in their field for a programme of professional development.
Harry Kroto Fellowships
Named after Sussex Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Harry Kroto, this scheme enables Sussex faculty to undertake outbound visits to strategic partners (including U Ghana) for 2 weeks to 3 months. The aim is to consolidate sustainable research programmes and to provide Sussex's Early Career Researchers with opportunities to establish their research trajectories and generate research income. These are expected to initiate a programme of research leading to substantive joint funding proposals and co-publications.
International Research Partnerships and Network Fund
Open to all Sussex Research Programmes and Research Centres, this fund aims to enhance international strategic partnerships and networks that facilitate sustainable research programmes, which should normally be self-financing after the initial period of funding through this scheme. The scheme will allow Research Centres to develop a new partnership or network or enhance an existing collaboration by deepening the relationship through new activities or adding new international institutions of strategic importance. The maximum available to any one partnership/network would be £50k over the full three year period with a maximum request of £25k in the first year. If applying for funding for two years, the maximum that can be requested is £37.5k. If one year, the maximum request is £25k. Obviously the bid here would have to come from the Sussex side.
Global Challenges Research Fund
There should be some potential for bidding in partnership via the Research Council’s Global Challenges Research Fund. This is a five-year £1.5 billion funding stream, announced as part of the UK Government’s 2015 spending review. It forms part of the UK's Official Development Assistance commitment, to support cutting-edge research which addresses the problems faced by developing countries.- http://www.esrc.ac.uk/research/international-research/global-challenges-research-fund-gcrf/
The Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowships
Named after the ‘founding father’ of the University, this scheme promotes medium-term inward visits by internationally outstanding academic collaborators. These are designed to enable Sussex researchers to engage in collaborative work with the best people in their field regardless of where they’re form. Visits would normally be between 2 weeks and three months. A clear plan for collaborative research outputs to include co-publications, joint external grant applications and a public lecture. There are 7 staff at Sussex under this scheme this year.
Helena Normanton Fellowships
Named after the first woman to practise as a barrister in England. These are 2, 2 year fellowships; aims to bring in the most promising independent researchers globally to work with our researchers in areas of particular strength. Two strategic priority research areas for the University will be nominated each year. Priority research areas for the 2017 competition are Quantum Technology and International Development.