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Marshall Sherfield Fellowships 2025

The Marshall Sherfield Fellowships competition for 2023 has now closed. The next competition will open in summer of 2024. Find out how to apply on the Applications webpage

Marshall Sherfield Fellowships

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will offer one Marshall Sherfield Fellowship for 2025. The first such Fellowships were awarded in 1998 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan.

The Fellowships, are funded by the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Foundation, and administered by the Marshall Commission, and enable American scientists or engineers to undertake post-doctoral research for a period of one to two academic years at a British university or research institute.

The Fellowships are named after Sir Roger Makins FRS, later Lord Sherfield (1904-1996), British Ambassador to the United States from 1953 to 1956 and the architect of the Marshall Scholarships programme. He went on to be the Chairman of the Marshall Commission, and of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and from 1970-1992 was Chancellor of the University of Reading.

The aim of the Marshall Sherfield Fellowships is to introduce American scientists and engineers to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas. The wider objectives are similar to those of the Marshall Scholarships programme:

  • To enable intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country's future leaders, to study in the UK.

  • To help fellows gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain.

  • To contribute to the advancement of knowledge in science and technology at Britain's centres of academic excellence.

  • To motivate fellows to act as ambassadors from the USA to the UK and vice versa throughout their lives thus strengthening British American understanding.

  • To promote the personal and academic fulfilment of each fellow.

At the end of the Marshall Sherfield Fellowship Fellows are eligible to apply for endorsement from the Royal Society for the Global Talent Visa https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/global-talent-visa/route-2-individual-fellowships/

List of Marshall Sherfield Fellows

Find out more about the current and previous Marshall Sherfield fellows here