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Visiting Scholar Fellowships

John H. Dunning Visiting Fellowship, established in 2010, is aimed at creating opportunities for researchers at the early-to-mid stage of their career. It offers an opportunity to visit and collaborate with academics at the Dunning Centre, and utilise resources associated with the John H. Dunning Library. It has been awarded to individuals who rank amongst the world’s leading scholars in International Business.

Alan Rugman Memorial Visiting Scholar Fellowship, established in 2015 and supported by a generous bequest, is an annual award which honours work of late Professor Alan Rugman. It is available to scholars whose work is explicitly linked to topics aligned with his wide academic interests.

Both fellowships are hosted by the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business.

John H. Dunning Visiting Fellowship

John H. Dunning Visiting fellows are expected to give at least one seminar and to spend between 2 and 4 weeks in residence over an academic year (between September and June). This may be in one or two separate visits. They are given a status of associate fellows of the Dunning Centre, and are entitled to refer to themselves as a 'Dunning Fellow'. John H. Dunning fellows are expected to contribute at least one paper to the John H. Dunning Centre Discussion Paper series.
Dunning Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in the field of International Business (broadly defined), and with an inclination towards multi-disciplinary and theory-driven research, in the tradition of John Dunning. Applicants must have completed their PhD and should be actively engaged in International Business research, either at a university or a research organisation. The fellowship is targeted towards individuals who have a track record of publications in refereed journals, and are not as yet ‘established’ (i.e., either early-or-mid-career). Note that this is not normally a post-doctoral position.

John H. Dunning Fellowship Application Process (2021-22)

Interested parties who would like to be considered for the fellowship should submit the following documents to dunning@henley.ac.uk

  1. A research proposal, indicating expected output, and specific academic staff with whom the applicant will be especially keen to collaborate;

    The research proposal will be evaluated along the following lines:

    -The degree to which it has the potential to make some contribution to conceptual development and its feasibility;
    -Its relevance to the ongoing research at the Dunning Centre;
    -Proposals should develop the proposed research credibly so that these points are obvious. Proposals are typically between 3 and 15 pages long.

  2. A detailed CV, listing publications;
  3. A cover letter indicating how the applicants will benefit from an association with the Dunning Centre and its members and fits with the values and research tradition of the Reading School.

Applications for Dunning fellowship for the academic year 2021/22 must be received by 15 June, 2021. Fellowship decision will be made by a panel consisting of Professor Rajneesh Narula, Professor James Walker, Professor Mark Casson and Professor Davide Castellani.

An honorarium is associated with the Dunning Fellowship. This is intended to subsidise the scholar’s expenses associated with travel and board. However, applicants are encouraged to seek supplementary resources from other sponsors, especially if they wish to stay longer. Candidates should plan to visit two times during the academic year with a stay between 1-2 weeks on each occasion.

The Dunning Fellowship has been made possible in part by a donation from Christine Dunning in memory of her late husband.

Alan Rugman Memorial Visiting Scholar Fellowship

The latest fellowship awarded by the International Business and Strategy and established in 2015, is the Alan Rugman Memorial Visiting Scholar Fellowship. This is an annual award which honours the work of the late Professor Alan Rugman, and therefore is, available to scholars whose work is explicitly linked to topics aligned with his academic interests.

Alan Rugman Visiting Scholar Fellowship Application Process (2021-22)

Visiting fellows are expected to give at least one seminar, and to spend between 2 and 4 weeks in residence over an academic year (between September and June), and are seeking to develop joint research with our faculty.

Applicants must be actively engaged in research. Unlike the Dunning Fellowship programme, we do not restrict applications to early- and mid-career, and applicants at any stage of their career may apply. However, we have a preference for those at an earlier stage of their career.

Applications for the Alan Rugman Visiting Scholar Fellowship must be received by 15 June, 2021.

Interested parties should submit the following documents to Prof Rajneesh Narula:

  1. A research proposal, indicating expected output associated with the fellowship, making clear the link with Alan Rugman's work. Please be very clear on how specific collaborations with our staff will help these plans.

The research proposal will be evaluated along the following lines:

-The degree to which it has the potential to make some contribution to conceptual development; its feasibility;
-Its relevance to the ongoing research at the Dunning Centre;
-Proposals should develop the proposed research credibly so that these points are obvious, and are typically between 3 and 15 pages long.

  1. A detailed CV, listing publications;
  2. A cover letter indicating how the applicants will benefit from an association with the Henley Business School and its members and fits with the values and research tradition of the Reading School.

We will subsidise the scholar’s expenses associated with travel and board. However, applicants are encouraged to seek supplementary resources from other sponsors. Academics who are seeking to take a sabbatical may find this especially appealing.