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Visiting fellowships

At the University of Southampton we have been proud to welcome many international visiting researchers throughout the University's history.  Our visitors enrich the intellectual landscape on campus for staff and students, and as a result of these collaborations the University has forged links with partner institutions globally.

Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellowships

Each year we offer a number of prestigious Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellowships to encourage further international research collaborations which enable world-leading and world-changing research.

Each Fellowship is offered for a three year period to support the development of a collaborative partnership between the Fellow and their University of Southampton host member of staff. Funding is available to support a range of activities that promote research collaboration between individuals and groups at both institutions. During their Fellowship tenure each Fellow will spend a minimum of one month at the University of Southampton.

We will recall and celebrate 60 years of world-changing achievements, with the help of our current and former staff and students.
Changing the world for 60 years

2016-17 Fellowship applications

The 2016-17 Fellowship Awards are currently open for applications.  The deadline is 1st February 2016

All Fellowship candidates must be nominated by a member of University of Southampton staff.  

Further guidelines for staff and the 2016-17 application process are available here

Current Fellowships

In 2015-16 five new Fellows were appointed, bringing the total number of current Fellows to fifteen. The research collaborations include subject areas from seven Faculties and link to institutions in Australia, ‎Canada, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Russia, South Africa and the USA.

See below for details of individual Fellows, their hosts and the  Fellowship activities to date.‎

Contact us

For further information about the Visiting Fellowship scheme or our other research funding opportunities please contact us at

Current Fellows

Visiting Fellow Institution University of Southampton host
Professor James Best University of Illinois
Fellowship activities
Professor Stephen Darby
Geography & Environment
Professor Leon Chua University of California, Berkley
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Fellowship activities
Dr Themis Prodromakis
Electronics & Computer Science
Professor Ulrich Ellwanger Universite Paris-Sud 11
Fellowship activities
Professor Stefano Moretti
Physics & Astronomy
Professor Carolyn Emery University of Calgary
Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre
Fellowship activities 
Professor Maria Stokes
Health Sciences
Associate Professor Doris Howell University of Toronto
University Health Network
Fellowship activities
Dr Claire Foster
Health Sciences
Professor Peter Kelemen Columbia University
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Fellowship activities
Professor Damon Teagle
Ocean & Earth Science
Professor Phyllis Lassner  Northwestern University
Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies
Fellowship activities
Professor Clare Hanson
Professor Kenneth Lee  Chinese University of Hong Kong
Biomedical Sciences
Fellowship activities
Professor Richard Oreffo
Professor Anna Mauranen  University of Helsinki
Modern Languages
Fellowship activities
Professor Jennifer Jenkins
Modern Languages: Centre for Global Englishes
Dr Ida Mok  The University of Hong Kong
Fellowship activities
Professor Lianghuo Fan
Southampton Education School
Dr Alexander Pukhov Lomonosov Moscow State University
Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics
Fellowship activities
Professor Alexander Belyaev
Physics & Astronomy
Professor Brian Schmidt Australian National University
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Fellowship activities
Dr Mark Sullivan
Physics & Astronomy
Professor Laura Siminoff Temple University
College of Public Health
Fellowship activities
Dr Tracy Long-Sutehall
Health Sciences
Professor Melissa Steyn University of the Witwatersrand
Wits Center for Diversity Studies
Fellowship activities
Professor Pauline Leonard
Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology
Dr Michelle Thomsen  Planetary Science Institute
Fellowship activities
Dr Caitriona Jackman
Physics & Astronomy
Professor Nikolaos Vainos  University of Patras
Materials Science
Fellowship activities 
Professor Robert Eason
Dr Benjamin Van Mooy  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Fellowship activities
Professor Rachel Mills
Ocean and Earth Sciences


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