University of Leeds Distinguished Chair

The Fulbright University of Leeds Distinguished Chair contributes to the intellectual life of the university through seminars, public lectures and curriculum development in any discipline for six months.

Established in 1904, the origins of the University of Leeds go back even further to the nineteenth century, with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874.

The University has built on this rich heritage to cement its reputation as an outstanding research university, positioned in the UK’s top 10 for research power. It is a member of the research-focused Russell Group of leading UK universities.

Combined with its exceptional approach to education and student experience, Leeds is ranked in the top 10 of The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2018, having been University of the Year 2017. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with more than 34,000 students from more than 150 countries and 7,800 staff.

The City of Leeds itself is a thriving region, offering many opportunities for staff and students. Located in the North of England, it has the largest city region economy outside London, with a vibrant culture scene and is a renowned financial, legal and business services centre.

Grant amount

  • £27,500
  • Up to £1,000 per month housing allowance

This funding is intended as a contribution towards US-UK travel, institutional fees, and general maintenance costs while in the UK.