These are the 4 Routes Available for Researchers Applying for Global Talent Visa:
There are a total of 4 endorsed funder routes available for highly talented and eligible academics and researchers applying for a Global Talent Work Visa in the UK. As per Home Office Guidance, these routes are set out under the heading of science, social science, humanities, engineering, and medicine fields along with a whole range of research and academic disciplines. Here are the endorsement funder options:
Senior Appointment: It is a fast-track endorsement route for Global Talent Visa applicants who have taken the job of a professor, reader, associate professor, or equivalent profiles like Senior Group Leader at a recognized educational or research institute. Such candidates also need to meet certain recruitment requirements. This route is managed by the Royal Academy of Engineering, British Academy, and Royal Society.
Individual Fellowship: This is also a fast-track endorsement scheme for people who have received individual fellowship on the list which is approved by the Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and British Academy.
Endorsed Funders: This fast-track endorsement route is meant for those global talent migrants, particularly specialists and researchers whose name or job title has been mentioned in a successful grant application through an endorsed funder recognized by UKRI. Eligible candidates must be employed or hosted by an institution from the Annex 2 of the Global Talent Immigration Rules.
This standard endorsement route is for individuals who don’t fall under any of the categories mentioned above but willing to apply for a Global Talent Visa. Such applicants have to apply for a full peer review done by the Royal Society, British Academy, and Royal Academy of Engineering.