Dr Abrar Chaudhry has been awarded a prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually to a select cohort of early career academics to undertake specific research projects for a period of three years. This is the second British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for the School, and one of just 54 awarded nationally.
These Fellowships enable outstanding early career scholars to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment. The primary emphasis is on completing a significant piece of publishable research, giving award holders a base on which to build a successful academic career.
Abrar’s Fellowship will allow him to investigate the ways in which dedicated climate funding, such as the Green Climate Fund, and emerging technologies, such as AI and blockchain, shape implementation and diffusion of climate action in emerging economies.
His research will study climate action through the role of intermediaries; consulting, funding, technology and public policy firms active in the climate domain. It aims to examine the basic question of how action spaces mature and are organised over time in a context when institutional conditions are changing and in flux.
On receiving the Fellowship, Abrar commented: 'I am absolutely thrilled to receive the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. These three years are precious; they offer me the intellectual space to not only follow my passion for climate change, but to be part of a wonderful cohort of the next generation of academics. I am appreciative of the excellent support that Saïd Business School has offered and look forward to forging even stronger ties.'
In a statement from the British Academy, Chief Executive, Alun Evans, remarks: 'We are delighted to welcome this new cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows, all of whom are at the cutting edge of research in the humanities and social sciences. I would like to wish all of our new Postdoctoral Fellows the best of luck with their research. We look forward to seeing the results.'
For more information about Abrar’s research, visit his profile page.