UCL Qatar LogoUCL Qatar is inviting applicants from around the world to apply for its third prestigious Academic Fellowship Programme, as part of the university’s continuing effort to attract and develop international research in Qatar.

As part of the initiative, UCL Qatar will host several outstanding Visiting Fellows who will contribute to enhancing the teaching and research profile of the institution, following the university’s commitment to offering research-led teaching excellence. The Fellows will also help to further expand the academic community of UCL, their partners in Education City and the whole of Qatar at large.

Visiting Fellows will conduct their own research in Qatar and will collaborate with the staff and students of UCL Qatar on various teaching and research projects. While interacting with the international and diverse academic community of Education City, they will be able to bring their research to national and international audience.

According to UCL Qatar Director Dr Sam Evans, they are delighted to host visiting fellows, as part of the third cycle of UCL Qatar’s Visiting Fellowship Scheme.

To date we have worked with 14 incredibly knowledgeable and creative individuals who have helped UCL Qatar continue to cement its role in promoting research excellence. As Qatar progresses towards a knowledge-based economy that strives to preserve and enhance its traditions and culture, we are proud to contribute to the nation’s research and academic development with some of the brightest minds in the fields of culture, heritage and knowledge management.’

Previous Visiting Fellows included Paul Christians, an Associate Visiting Fellow who had the opportunity to interview archaeologists, curators and other specialists on their work, within the frame of his research, ‘what makes an expert?’ As an expert on cultural heritage himself, he had the chance to teach a course on Cultural Heritage, Ethics and Law, under the UCL Qatar Museums and Galleries Practices MA Programme.

Professor Judith Broady-Preston, Professor of Information Management at Aberystwyth University and president of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), was with UCL Qatar as Visiting Professorial Fellow from January to March 2019. She contributed to the programme of the 4th National Library Forum, hosted at Qatar National Library by the Qatar Library and Information Association. She facilitated a workshop on practical professional skills for leading change. The National Library Forum will be hosted by UCL Qatar next year.

Applicants for Visiting Fellowships should have an affiliation to a university or equivalent research body, cultural institution or a private company. He or she should be active in the fields of cultural heritage or information studies or be an independent or emeritus researcher. They must hold higher research degrees or relevant equivalent professional or research experience and publications. All details about the scheme may be found on UCL Qatar website.

The deadline for expressions of interest for academic year 2019/20 is 10 July 2019. For more details, visit ucl.ac.uk/qatar.