The John H. Dunning Visiting Fellowship


We are pleased to announce the John H. Dunning visiting fellowship programme for the 2018-19 academic year, hosted by the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business at the Henley Business School, University of Reading.


The visiting fellowship programme is aimed at creating opportunities for researchers at the mid- and early stages of the career to visit and collaborate with academics at the Centre.


Visiting fellows are expected to give at least one seminar, and to visit twice over an academic year (between September and June), for a total of 2-4 weeks. They will become associate fellows of the Dunning Centre, and are entitled to refer to themselves as a 'Dunning Fellow'. The idea is to develop long-term collaborations with Dunning Centre members.


Dunning Fellows are expected to be actively engaged in the field of international business (broadly defined), and with an inclination towards multi-disciplinary and theory-driven research, in the tradition of John Dunning.  Applicants must have completed their PhD and should be actively engaged in research, either at a university or a research organisation. The fellowship is targeted towards individuals who have a track record of publications in refereed journals, and but not as yet ‘established’ (i.e., either early- or-mid-career).

Applications are invited from interested candidates for the academic year 2018-19. Interested parties should submit:


1.      a research proposal, indicating expected output associated with the fellowship. Please be very clear on how specific collaborations with our staff will help these plans;


2.      A detailed CV, listing publications;


3.       A cover letter indicating how the applicants will benefit from an association with the Dunning Centre and its members and fits with the values and research tradition of the Reading School.


In addition, we suggest you contact the staff members with whom you would like to work with, to explore potential research collaborations beforehand.


An honorarium is associated with the Dunning Fellowship. This is intended to subsidise the scholar’s expenses associated with travel and board. However, applicants are encouraged to seek supplementary resources from other sponsors. Academics who are seeking to take a sabbatical may find this especially appealing.


The Dunning Fellowship has been made possible in part by a donation by Christine Dunning in memory of her late husband.


Applications should be addressed to Rajneesh Narula at [log in to unmask]"> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, and need to be received by 15 May 2018. The selection committee, consisting of James Walker, Rajneesh Narula and Mark Casson.


For further details about previous recipients of this fellowship, and other information related to the Dunning Centre, visit


Rajneesh Narula

Director, John H. Dunning Centre for International Business Henley Business School University of Reading, UK

Henley Business School, Reading University

Research Director, IBS

Area Editor, Journal of International Business Studies


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