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Visiting fellowships

Application process

The Department accepts applications for Visiting Fellowships. Find out how to apply below.

Externally-funded fellowships

The Department of International History welcomes applications for Fellowships funded or part-funded by bodies such as the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Marie Curie Fellowship scheme and others. However If these posts require match funding from the LSE, this will be subject to current institutional financial capacity - please check with Mr Mathew Betts in the first instance.

If the Fellowship you wish to apply for involves a member of staff in the host department assuming a mentor/supervisor role, please contact an appropriate member of staff directly in the first instance to seek his or her support. Full details of our staff can be found in our People's section.

In securing the support of an individual member of staff, s/he will ask you to provide the necessary information so that s/he may present your application to the Departmental Research Committee; this will usually be your Curriculum Vitae and a Research Proposal. If the Committee supports your application the Department will be happy to host you, subject to School confirmation, as a Fellow in the event of your application being successful with the external body in question.

If the Fellowship you wish to apply for does not involve a member of departmental staff acting in a mentor/supervisor role, please contact Mr Mathew Betts, Research Committee Officer, in the first instance.

Please submit applications at least three months prior to the intended start date of your Visiting Fellowship, and preferably earlier e.g. 6-12 months prior. The application will be considered by committees at both departmental and School level and this can take some time. You should also submit in good time prior to any deadline for external funding you may be seeking, as you may need to wait for an LSE letter of appointment to be issued; and you should allow time to make any visa arrangements, if applicable, and to find accommodation in London, prior to arrival.

LSE Visiting Fellowships Scheme

LSE's Visiting Fellowship scheme is an internal scheme by which Departments, Institutes and Centres may host staff who are either practitioners or academics in other institutions to conduct research.

In-post details

The typical duration of a Visiting Fellowship in the Department of International History is one year, from 1st September until 31st August.

An LSE ID card and access to campus buildings, including the LSE Library, are provided.

The post is unremunerated. Office space and secretarial support are not provided to post-holders.There are no teaching or supervision duties attached to this post.

Applicants must give one research paper during the period of their Fellowship, either as part of the Department of International History’s Staff Research Seminar, or by other arrangement.

Application process

Please submit applications at least three months prior to the intended start date of your Visiting Fellowship, and preferably earlier e.g. 6-12 months prior. The application will be considered by committees at both departmental and School level and this can take some time. You should also submit in good time prior to any deadline for external funding you may be seeking, as you may need to wait for an LSE letter of appointment to be issued; and you should allow time to make any visa arrangements, if applicable, and to find accommodation in London, prior to arrival.

Please send a Curriculum Vitae and Research Statement to Mr Mathew Betts, Research Committee Officer in the Department of International History, via e-mail.

The Research Statement should include:

  • The proposed period of the Fellowship
  • An overview of your project and its originality
  • The specific research activities you intend to undertake during the period and the projected outcomes
  • Reasons why the Department of International History is an appropriate host for you and your research and why you specifically need to be in London to conduct your research during the period
  • Details of any funding you are seeking, or have secured, from external sources for the Fellowship period.

Your application will first be considered by the Departmental Research Committee. If you gain the support of the Departmental Research Committee, you will be notified and your application will then be progressed to LSE’s Visiting Appointments Committee. If your application is successful at this stage you will be contacted by LSE Human Resources for further personal details and confirmation, and an appointment letter will be provided.

* Please note that LSE Teaching Fellow posts are advertised separately on the Jobs webpage.

Applications to the Visiting Fellowship are only open to post-doctoral researchers or equivalent. The scheme is not open to PhD students.

At present applications can only be considered from those who already have (or expect to have) adequate financial support. The Department does not provide Visiting Fellows with a research allowance. The School is not able to make any arrangements for living accommodation for visitors, either.