Chevening Energy Market Reform Fellowship

Hosted at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee

Closed for applications

The Chevening Energy Market Reform Fellowship offers senior officials and professionals from the energy sector the opportunity to spend three months in Dundee as a visiting Chevening Fellow.

The fellowship is hosted at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of Dundee.

The programme is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.

Course/programme structure

Visiting fellows will work alongside leading academics in their field on their own independent research projects. Fellows are provided unrestricted access to classes, lectures, and seminars which will feed into their own chosen area of research, with support from an academic supervisor for the duration of their fellowship. At the time of interview, the candidate’s proposed research will be discussed with a University of Dundee faculty member.

Fellows will be expected to source their own accommodation, with advice and support on living in the UK provided by the University of Dundee.

Applications are closed

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  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy airfare from China to the UK
  • CEPMLP Supervisor to support research activities
  • Full access to classes, lectures, and seminars at CEPMLP
  • Access to a programme of cultural events and activities organised by the FCDO and the Chevening Secretariat


To be eligible for the Chevening Energy Market Reform Fellowship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of China and currently live in the country.
  • Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship.
  • Have at least five years’ work experience prior to applying.
  • Be a mid-career professional in your respective field.
  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application.
  • Have a good working knowledge of English to be assessed in your application form and if you are invited to interview.
  • Not hold British or dual British citizenship.
  • Not be an employee, a former employee, or relative of an employee (since July 2016) of His Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for International Trade, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Note: Immediate relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner or unmarried (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years).

  • Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations for the programme.

Please note that applicants who have previously received financial benefit from a HMG-funded scholarship or fellowship are eligible to apply after a period of five years following the completion of their first HMG-funded award. In these cases, applicants will be required to demonstrate their career progression from that point.

Application timeline

For key steps and dates during the application process, please follow the placement timeline

Placement timeline

Working with the Chevening Energy Market Reform Fellows provides us with an excellent opportunity to better understand the economic and institutional challenges facing China’s energy market reform. It also helps to raise the University of Dundee and the Center for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy’s profile in China.

Dr Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu
Reader in Energy Economics at Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP)

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