Research and knowledge exchange

Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowships

Named after a 'founding father' of the University and its second Vice-Chancellor, this prestigious scheme will enable inward visits for internationally outstanding academic collaborations to work on specific projects with Sussex faculty.

The Asa Briggs Visiting FellowshipsAsa Briggs

The scheme aims to:
• increase co-authored publications with internationally recognised scholars,
• increase and diversify our sources of funding through internationally collaborative grant applications,
• enhance Sussex’s global research reputation, and
• expose our research students to a range of highly esteemed scholars from around the world.

Asa Briggs Fellows are expected to be based at Sussex for a period of between 2 weeks and 3 months. We anticipate that 3 awards will be made annually. 

Funding under this scheme will cover the Asa Briggs Fellow’s travel, accommodation, visa costs and subsistence, with a total award not normally exceeding £10,000. 

Details of how to cost your budget and guidance on university travel procedures can be found here


Sussex applicants: must be permanent members of Sussex faculty. Staff on teaching-only contracts are ineligible to apply to the fund.

If funded the Sussex applicant is responsible for:
• Supporting the visiting fellow in arranging travel and accommodation, this may include making bookings through Key Travel or submitting expense claims where the visitor has made arrangements.
• Ensuring that office space, stationery and access to computer and printing facilities are provided by the host school.
• Organising a guest lecture or seminar.

Nominees: must be world-leading researchers based in an academic institution outside of the UK. The panel will be looking for evidence that they are eminent in their field. They need not necessarily be at Professorial level but should be accomplished researchers with a well-established international reputation and a number of respected publications. The scheme is expected to be highly selective and prestigious. Ideally the presence of the nominee at Sussex will spark interest among a range of researchers beyond the collaborating faculty. Nominees will be responsible for arranging the practicalities of the visit, including but not limited to travel plans, visa application, and insurance.

The deadline for this call has now passed. 

Asa Briggs Fellows 2018 

The 2018 Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowship awards were made to prestigious group of International academics and Sussex faculty in March 2018.