The John H. Dunning Visiting Fellowship


We are pleased to announce the John H. Dunning 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 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.


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.


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).


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.



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 June 2020. The selection committee, consisting of James Walker, Rajneesh Narula, Lucia Piscitello and Mark Casson.


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




Rajneesh Narula, OBE, PhD, FRSA

The John H. Dunning Chair in International Business

Henley Business School, Reading University



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