Improvements to the Global Talent visa

This route will continue to support senior appointments; Professor, Associate Professor or Senior Group Leaders, who are responsible for academic, research or innovation leadership.

Additionally emerging leaders, who are directing a research or innovation project or programme of work, will be eligible.

The recruitment requirements have also been significantly improved

  • Removed the requirement for an external panel member, as long as 1 expert in the applicant’s field from the employing institute is on the panel
  • Reduce the requirement to 3 academic representatives from the employment institute on the panel. One of these 3 can be the member that is expert in the applicant’s field.
  • Reduced the requirement to 2 references received

Full details on the 3 accelerated routes: Academic & Research, Individual Fellowships and Endorsed funder and the full Peer Review process can be found on the Global Talent pages of our website.

Please see our training page for Global Talent training sessions that will take place during December and January.


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