Fast Track Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorships

Fast Track Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorships (FT-BMVPs) support visits of distinguished researchers to the University for up to month. The scheme offers funds for travel and subsistence (£800 per month),  where possible accommodation will be provided at Principal's House.

Applications are welcome at any time and will be assessed at three deadlines per year:

We are currently undertaking a review of this scheme and anticipate another round will take place in Spring 2020. Please keep an eye on our webpages and/or follow us on Twitter for more information, or feel free to get in touch if you have any queries.

For longer visits of up to 3 months, please apply to the IAS Medium-Term Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship Scheme.

Next deadline: 15 November 2019

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.