International Exchange Fellowship

This fellowship allows an individual to travel to sites across our network in order to undertake a placement for up to two months. This funding is for academics in the field of phenomenological psychopathology, or allied fields, who want to develop collaborations with leading researchers, transform their careers, and shape the direction of future research. International Exchange Fellows will have the opportunity to work with international colleagues, gain vital experience in multi-/inter-disciplinary working, and extend their international networks.

Through the support of the Wellcome Trust, the Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology project will provide a £3000 stipend per International Exchange (IE) Fellow to cover travel, accommodation, and any visa costs. We will be making two such awards each year of the program: two will be awarded between April 2022- April 2023 and a further two between April 2023- April 2024.

While we encourage applicants to consider choosing one of the existing Network members, applicants are welcome to nominate an alternative suitable institution if this institution is interested in becoming a member of our Network.

The Application Process

Applicants are required to submit:

  • A letter from the proposed host institution within our network in support of your application, and stating their agreement to host the fellowship. You are encouraged to contact a member of the network well in advance of the IE fellowship deadline to avoid disappointment.
  • Either a 750-word written proposal or a 5-minute video that tells us what you will gain from the fellowships (skills, networks, new disciplines, etc.) and the outputs you plan to produce. Be realistic with what can be produced within the 2-month placement.
  • A CV, no longer than a single page (Arial, 11)
  • A 100-word biography

Submissions should be sent to phenompsych@contacts.bham.ac.uk. The deadline for the first round of applications will be the 1st of November 2022 (midnight UK).

Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Renewing Phenomenological Psychopathology team and our international advisory board. We intend to inform participants if they have been successful by December 2022. While we will notify all applicants of the outcome of their submission, we will not supply individual feedback on the applications which are unsuccessful. If you are unsuccessful in the first funding round you are welcome to apply for the second funding round in 2023.

Eligibility

Applicants must be supported by an institution in the network.

You must hold a PhD in a relevant field or have equivalent research or lived experience.

Research must be within the remit of renewing phenomenological psychopathology. We would be particularly interested in submissions that adopt an interdisciplinary approach to phenomenological psychopathology.

An important aspect of this project is to diversify the field of Phenomenological Psychopathology. We encourage applications from the widest range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to maximise innovation in the field. We are particularly keen to receive submissions from female applicants, early career researchers, those with lived experience, and researchers from the global south/non-WEIRD (western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic) countries.

Accessibility

We will be happy to provide adjustments to ensure that people from the widest range of backgrounds can participate fully in the selection process. If you need an adjustment when accessing the application form, or for any other part of the application process, please contact us at phenompsych@contacts.bham.ac.uk and we will do our best to accommodate you.