Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorships to Low and Middle Income Countries

New call for incoming and outgoing Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorships (BMVPs) to low and middle income countries (LMICs) to build and strengthen research connections and communities that will underpin future Official Development Assistance (ODA) compliant research proposals e.g. to Global Challenges Research Fund.

This new scheme supports visits of up to 1 month for distinguished researchers to and from the University to partners in countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients (the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD). It offers funds for travel, subsistence (£800 per month) and accommodation (for incoming LMIC-BMVPs at 1 University Walk, the IAS accommodation, where possible).

For other incoming visits, please see the IAS Fast Track and Medium-Term Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship Scheme.

Next deadline to be announced. Email with enquiries.

How to apply for funding


Award holders must complete a BMVP Report Form (Office document, 100kB) at the end of their visit and forward this to their Head of Department/School for comment before submitting electronically to

The IAS also welcomes contributions to its blog also to be sent to along with photos.

Please note that it is the Bristol Academic Host’s responsibility to enter outcomes of BMVP visits into PURE, suitably acknowledging the IAS.