CHASM International Fellows Scheme 2019

CHASM completed a very successful 2018 International Research Fellows scheme in which we hosted 3 fellows 

We are very pleased to announce we are calling for applications for the 2019 International Visiting Research Fellowship scheme. Applications for these positions are sought from any interested party not based in the UK to visit and work with CHASM members.

Fellowship duties

The successful applicant(s) will spend at least two weeks present in Birmingham, UK, before the end of September 2019. Subsequent joint research work may however, be expected to continue to be undertaken beyond this point.

Access to a work area, computer and to the internet will be provided to the successful candidates during their stay.

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  1. present a research seminar on a relevant area of their current work during their visit to the Centre as part of the regular CHASM research series or participate as a speaker in one of CHASM’s regularly organised events (see for examples of recent events).
  2. to write a brief on an area of your expertise of interest to CHASM mailing list for publication under the CHASM banner (see for examples of previous briefings).
  3. to undertake research with one (or more) of CHASM’s core members. This work should lead to at least one high quality academic output within 12 months of the completion of the visit, and other outputs that may be applicable to create significant impact from the results of the joint research.


The successful applicants will receive a share of up to GBP5,000 to cover costs such as (economy) airfare and accommodation incurred for the duration of their visit to CHASM (within the normal rules for the reimbursement of expenses at the University of Birmingham – see or seek clarification as detailed below). Only directly incurred and fully receipted costs can be reimbursed. Please note that, we are sorry but no stipend or subsistence is payable under this scheme.


Selection is based on the applicant's CV, joint research proposal and on their ability to contribute to CHASM’s current key areas of interest and activity (link

For 2019 we would particularly welcome applications to work with us in any of the following areas (although offers to work in any related area of interest is welcomed):

  • Financial inclusion
  • Savings policy development
  • Housing and financial wellbeing
  • Financial education and capability development
  • Financial capability and later life
  • Moral economy
  • Tax and social policy
  • Wealth taxation
  • Philanthropy and public policy
  • Responsible lending and borrowing

Applications are welcome from academics and others who have a track record of engaging with academic research.


To apply, applicants must send by email:

  1. A letter of application, indicating the area they wish to research under the Fellowship and anticipated publication(s), who and how they will collaborate with CHASM academic(s), and their agreed timing to undertake the Fellowship. (Applicants may wish to contact CHASM members they would like to work with in advance of applying to seek their support)
  2. A current curriculum vitae that includes at least your full name, current position, institution and full research/publications record.
  3. A brief research proposal detailing work to be undertaken and target outputs (academic and other if applicable) and practical impacts that could be expected from the work (one page maximum will be sufficient).
  4. Outline budget for the trip proposed (confirmation of the proposed budget will be sought before award is confirmed).

Deadline for applications is 30th November 2018.

We would expect to notify successful applicants no later than 31st January 2019.

All applications should be made by email to Helen Harris (

For any further details please contact CHASM Director, Prof. Andy Lymer at