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Sussex Professional Staff Fellowships

Awarded under the International Administrator Exchange Programme, these Fellowships aim to strengthen our institutional partnerships through cooperation on professional services staff development, capacity building, and support to research and teaching developments.

Renmin University China Research AdministratorsGeorgie Chesman with Renmin University of China Research Administrators HE Xujiao and Wu Jin


This highly selective programme for staff exchange aims to support professional development and capacity building at Sussex and at participating partner universities. The awards will give staff a global perspective on university services and management, enabling them to share expertise, improve support for international students and strengthen research, teaching and student mobility partnerships.

All professional services staff are eligible to apply to spend up to a week at an international partner, however, applicants are required to make a compelling case for how the experience will deliver tangible benefits to the University and, particularly, the partnership.

The number of fellowships is limited, but Sussex staff do not need to travel to benefit from the scheme. Hosting visitors provides another opportunity to develop international peer networks and share best practice. Successful applicants will also act as ambassadors for Sussex, and as such should be articulate and knowledgeable intermediaries.

Sussex Professional Staff Fellowships are funded from the University’s International Partnership Development Fund and partner universities including:

  • ŸŸGeorgetown University
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • Renmin University of China
  • University of Ghana
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Tomsk State University

Further information about current collaborations with these partners is available here.

Applications to this scheme are considered on a rolling basis. Applicants are required to discuss their proposal with Peter Boddy, International Partnerships Officer, prior to making a formal application, and to have the approval of their line manager.

For further infomation please see the programme specification [PDF 84.31KB] and application form [DOCX 27.68KB].

For enquiries please contact:
Hilmi Jaidin, International Partnerships Administrator,
Peter Boddy, International Partnerships Officer,