We are pleased to announce the John H. Dunning visiting fellowship programme for the 2021-22 academic year, hosted by the 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 their career to visit and collaborate with academics at the Centre.

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

The Covid Pandemic raises considerable uncertainty about physical visits. Should travel restrictions continue, the Dunning Fellow will be expected to engage with our staff (and give seminars) through other virtual means.  We are in the process of establishing a Dunning Centre Europe (in partnership with Politecnico di Milano), and a Dunning Centre Africa (based at Henley South Africa). These plans have been delayed due to the pandemic, but should circumstances change, fellows will also be invited to engage with staff at these other locations, and will be expected to give a seminar in one or both of these locations.

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., 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. We suggest you contact the staff members with whom you would like to work with, to explore potential research collaborations beforehand;

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.

The Dunning Fellowship covers most costs associated with flights and accommodation, but these resources are limited. Applicants are encouraged to seek supplementary resources from other sponsors.

Applications (and queries) should be addressed to Rajneesh Narula at [log in to unmask], and need to be received by 15 June 2021.A decision will be made by early July.

For further details about previous recipients of this fellowship, and other information related to the Dunning Centre, visit http://www.henley.ac.uk/dunning

Rajneesh Narula, OBE, PhD, FRSA

The John H. Dunning Chair in International Business

Henley Business School, Reading University



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