Hillary Clinton Fellowship for Early Career Scholars 2022

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is inviting applications from outstanding early-career scholars for a one-year Hilary Rodham Clinton Early Career Fellowship for the 2021/22 academic year.

The post will enable the holder to pursue an independent research project towards the completion of a significant piece or pieces of publishable research and to present a public lecture relevant to the research undertaken. It is expected that this project may emerge directly from or build upon the successful candidate’s doctoral work but, in principle, any well-justified and clearly deliverable advanced research project within the field is capable of being supported under the Fellowship. The award will also enable the successful candidate to build academic and policy-related networks, and develop their research and professional skills.


  • Develop a publication profile in leading journals and academic presses.
  • Develop networks with academic and policy communities to advance research opportunities and career development and to communicate research to interested stakeholders, including non-academic audiences.
  • Undertake further training to improve research and related skills.
  • Develop research funding proposals for future research.
  • Conduct research visits to internationally leading research organisations – either in the UK or abroad – for the purposes of research collaboration, training, or access to data or other resources not available at the applicant’s host organisation.

Duration: 12 months


The Fellowship will include a salary and additional funds to support research activity, such as

  • travel,
  • conference,
  • training, and
  • fieldwork.


The following are the eligibility criteria for Hillary Clinton Fellowship for Early Career Scholars

  • PhD (successful viva completed by 31/12/21) in any of the following areas: international relations, conflict transformation; global security; human rights including women’s rights and children’s rights; international law; international politics; women in politics.
  • Relevant experience of researching any of the above broad areas.
  • Demonstrable ability to write high quality academic publications.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop networks with academic and policy communities.
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex information orally and in writing to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to participate fully in training and career development opportunities.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the UK and abroad for research visits to internationally leading research organisations.
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Application Process

Applicants for the Hillary Clinton Fellowship for Early Career Scholars are required to submit their application with the following documents:

  • A full curriculum vitae (maximum four pages).
  • A paper outlining the project and explaining how it is aligned with the aims of the fellowship (maximum two pages).
  • The names and contact details (incl emails) of two referees who have agreed to support their application and have knowledge of their work.
  • A workplan outlining the key milestones of the project link to the project deliverables (maximum one page).
  • A statement of the impact they intend their research to have (maximum one page).

Deadline: October 11, 2021.

For more information about Hillary Clinton Fellowship for Early Career Scholars, visit the official site.

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