We are pleased to invite applications for the Alan Rugman visiting fellowship programme for the 2020-21 academic year, hosted by the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business at the Henley Business School, University of Reading. 


The Alan Rugman Visiting Fellowship was established in 2015. This is an annual award which honours the work of the late Professor Alan Rugman, and is therefore available to scholars whose work is explicitly linked to topics aligned with his academic interests. The award is in part available thanks to a donation from Helen Rugman in memory to her late husband.


Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, visiting fellows were 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.  At this stage of the crisis, we are understandably unable to confirm how we might maintain this key aspect of networking and collaboration while also being socially distanced. Nonetheless, we have decided to go ahead with the selection,  and come back to details once the uncertainties associated with the pandemic have been somewhat resolved.


Applicants must be actively engaged in research. Unlike the Dunning Fellowship programme, we do not restrict applications to early- and mid-career, and applicants at any stage of their career may apply. However, we have a preference for those at an earlier stage of their career.


Interested parties should submit:


1. A research proposal, indicating expected output associated with the fellowship, making clear the link with Alan Rugman's work. 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 Henley Business School and its members and fits with the values and research tradition of the Reading School.


Applications (and queries) should be addressed to Rajneesh Narula at [log in to unmask], and need to be received by 15 June 2020. A decision will be made by early July.



Rajneesh Narula, OBE, PhD, FRSA

The John H. Dunning Chair in International Business

Henley Business School, Reading University




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