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Cheney Fellowships

The Cheney Fellowships Scheme, funded through the generosity of Peter and Susan Cheney, is designed to enable world-leading researchers to spend a period of time at Leeds, exploring new research ideas and building new collaborations. The scheme’s aim is to stimulate research outputs and raise Leeds’ profile globally.

Fellowships are linked to strategic R&I priorities: Leeds Institute for Data Analytics – Alan Turing Institute, Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology – Rosalind Franklin Institute, Bragg Centre for Materials Research – Henry Royce Institute, Global Food and Environment Institute, or Institute for Fluid Dynamics. Nominations from other research groups are also considered.

Fellows are nominated by a Leeds lead, who completes the application form jointly with the future fellow. Fellows play a key role in shaping the objectives of their fellowship. They will typically come to Leeds under a visiting academic arrangement and will pursue and develop research in agreement with the Leeds research group.

The Cheney Fellowship is expected to provide a springboard to support further work when the fellow has completed their stay in Leeds; continuing collaborations that have been established during the course of the fellowship is both encouraged and expected.

Please read the Guidelines for further details and how to apply: Cheney Fellowships Guidelines.

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