Bernhard Reinsberg receives Future Leaders Fellowship

Published: 10 September 2021

Bernhard received his Fellowship for his project 'Earmarked funding and the effectiveness of international organisations (EF-IO'

Huge congratulations to our Lecturer in Politics & International Relations, Dr Bernhard Reinsberg, who has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). 

Future Leaders Fellowships support talented people in universities, businesses, and other research and innovation environments. They also allow universities and businesses to develop their most talented early career researchers and innovators or to attract new people to their organisations, including from overseas.

Bernhard has been awarded his £1.4 million Fellowship for his project 'Earmarked funding and the effectiveness of international organisations (EF-IO)'. He will examine whether and how recent changes in the funding structures of international organisations affect the performance of these organisations in addressing global development challenges.

 In his research, he examines the policies and politics of international organisations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, seeking to contribute to a better understanding of what drives their behaviour and when their development interventions are effective.

On receiving his Fellowship Bernhard said: 'I am very happy to be awarded this Future Leaders Fellowship. It is dream come true for me to be able to work for four years on an ambitious programme of research that will address an important policy problem.

The international community has been concerned by the challenge of earmarked funds, however, robust evidence of its consequences for aid effectiveness has been lacking.  I am extremely grateful for the support I received from colleagues in the department, the School, the College of Social Sciences and the University who made this success possible.

I am particularly keen to undertake this ambitious project at the University of Glasgow, which is a major hub of expertise on international development. This project will further enhance our profile by tackling an important global governance issue.'

Professor Anne Kerr, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences , said: 'On behalf of the entire School, I’d like to congratulate Bernhard on his Future Leaders Fellowship. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what he will achieve in the coming years with the support of the Fellowship.'

First published: 10 September 2021

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