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Activist in Residence Programme

Successful applicants have been notified (2 July 2016) and no further applications can be considered.

The Activist in Residence programme enables those directly engaged in work promoting justice and equality for women in conflict-affected areas to spend a period of time at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at LSE. 

Activists in Residence will be working on issues such as addressing sexual and gender-based violence in conflict, peace-building, peace-keeping or local efforts to enhance women’s security or ensure women’s active and effective participation in processes for conflict prevention, management and resolution. 

The Centre will prioritise applications from those working in conflict and post-conflict contexts.

Activists in Residence will be provided with space and time to develop their work, to extend their networks, and engage in discussions for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Activists will be involved in the work of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security, interacting with students and academics and contributing to activities such as research and writing projects, public events, policy-oriented and knowledge-exchange workshops.

Activists will have the time to pursue their own interests and to benefit from a period of reflection and respite. They will have desk space and use of IT facilities in the Centre and full access to the physical collections and online resources of the LSE Library. Additional support, training and development opportunities provided at LSE will be made available as required. 

What is provided?

  • Return trip to from home country (plus visa costs)
  • Three months’ accommodation in London
  • Monthly stipend for living costs
  • Where needed, the Centre will provide an allowance directly to the employer, to support the costs of covering work while an activist is at LSE

We regret that the Centre is not able to provide accommodation or financial support for partners or dependents.


Fellowships are for a period of 3 months, to take place between September 2016 and December 2017.

  • Application deadline: 1 June 2016     
  • Initial response: by 1 July 2016 - successful applicants have been notified    
  • Final response: 3 August 2016 

How to apply

Applications consist of an application form, a curriculum vitae and two references, received before the deadline of 23:59 Wednesday 1 June 2016.

742 complete applications were received by the deadline. Late or incomplete applications were not considered. Applicants who were successful at the first stage have been notified.

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The process

Applications will first be considered by a committee within the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Applications accepted at this stage will then be nominated to a central LSE committee which makes the final decision regarding visiting appointments.

Applicants who were successful at the first stage have been notified (2 July 2016)




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