Bristol Illustrious Visiting Professorships

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Bristol Illustrious Visiting Professorships (BIVPs) scheme, in collaboration with the University’s Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO). Through this scheme we will bring eminent global research leaders to the University to give a series of lectures and to engage with our academic community. The lectures themselves will be recorded and shared online, demonstrating our ability to attract scholars of the highest calibre, showcasing the UoB as a world-leading research institution, and promoting and celebrating the Visiting Professor him, her, or themself.

Professorships will be based on a calendar year, allowing time for three high-profile visits to Bristol on average. Due to the prestige of these awards and the calibre of nominee these Professorships will be by invitation only, and we only anticipate hosting a small number of BIVPs per year.

How to apply

The Bristol Illustrious Visiting Professorships are awarded by invitation only. If you would like to make a nomination, including self-nominations, please contact for more information.