Chevening Research, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP) 2021/2022 (Fully-funded)

Chevening Research, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP) 2021/2022 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: October 19, 2020

Applications for the Chevening Research, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP) 2021/2022 are now open. The Chevening Research, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP) is aimed at mid-career professionals with very high potential in the fields of science, innovation, and business from India and Sri Lanka. The fellowship is hosted by St. Cross College, University of Oxford.

The main academic strands of the ten-week CRISP Fellowship include science, innovation, leadership and management, as well as wider issues including global challenges, politics, and international relations. The modules aim to:

  • Develop an understanding of the UK science field and a range of innovation management processes
  • Explore the interactions between research, innovation, and economic development
  • Research and present a business plan based on individual interests and experience
  • Visit a wide range of UK institutions, research institutes, and businesses, and start building professional networks
  • Take part in a varied cultural programme, and explore potential insights from the arts to the working environment
  • This fellowship programme will commence in May 2021.


Each fellowship includes:

  • Full programme fees.
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Return economy airfare from India or Sri Lanka to the UK.


  • Be a citizen of India or Sri Lanka and currently live in the country;
  • Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship;
  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application;
  • Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying;
  • Have demonstrable commitment to innovation, and the experience and aptitude to contribute to the programme;
  • Have an excellent academic background in science, engineering or technology, or considerable experience of working in such fields and good working knowledge of English (to be assessed by a qualified English language assessor);
  • Not hold British or dual British citizenship;
  • Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations for the fellowship.

Successful individuals may have significant experience as:

  • Executives of service companies, manufacturing businesses, or state-owned companies;
  • Entrepreneurs and individuals who serve and fund the entrepreneurial community;
  • Research scientists;
  • Academics and public-sector employees.


Interested applicants are to submit their applications before the deadline of October 19, 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

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For more information, visit Chevening Fellowship.