University of Georgia Athens, USA

In 2009, Liverpool invested in the development of a strategic partnership with the University of Georgia Athens, following a number of successful projects in biological sciences. The partnership is designed to be broad based and incorporates staff and student mobility across all discipline areas. Since 2009 the number of research collaborations has grown to over 18 and includes joint programmes in the areas of genetics, materials science, infectious disease and veterinary science, bioinformatics and social sciences. In the last two years this has led to $25 million of research funds being received by the partnership. This has been supported by pump priming programmes operated jointly by the two universities to catalyse collaborations and a Virtual Fellowships Programme.


University of Liverpool and University of Georgia Hybrid PhD Fellowships

Deadline for applications - 26th February 2024, 4pm GMT

We are delighted to offer PhD students at the University of Liverpool opportunity to apply for a Hybrid Fellowship Placement at the University of Georgia in the US. The Hybrid Fellowships provide students with the chance to develop new technical and soft skills, gain vital international experience to boost their employability, as well as gain a better understanding of other cultures.  

Please note priority will be given to applicants who have not participated in this scheme

The programme is hybrid, with an expectation that significant work will be done virtually with the partner to develop ideas, relations and networks. This will be followed by spending up to four weeks at the University of Georgia with the opportunity to do in-person work  that cannot be done remotely.

The Fellowships provide an opportunity for a small cohort of selected candidates to gain collaborative research experience in an international research environment with the aim of publishing or co-publishing a specific piece of research in an international journal or equivalent venue and fostering long-term collaboration. They may also support existing collaborative grant research or pre-grant preparatory work with academic staff at the University of Georgia.

The Fellowships will provide a contribution to the cost of travel to the University of Georgia, the cost of accommodation and subsistence for a period of 4 weeks.

Successful applicants will travel as a cohort with expected travel to be between the end of May and early July for a four-week period. Applicants should ensure they are able to travel within this date range. For those applicants who require a visa to enter the USA, it will be subject to obtaining this within the timescale of the programme.

Please send enquiries to Helen Carlin, – or Claire Kidman, in the Partnerships and Global Engagement Team.

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