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Academic Visitors

Please note that we are at capacity and are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. If you wish to apply for the 2015-16 academic year, please see below.

Thank you for your interest in the Government Department at the London School of Economics. If you would like to be considered for Academic Visitor status, please see below for guidelines on our application process:

In order to be considered for Academic Visitor status, you must first find an academic within the Government Department who will support and sponsor your application. We cannot consider your application unless you are successful in finding an academic within the department to support and sponsor you. Please send a current copy of your curriculum vitae and a brief synopsis detailing your research interests, your reasons for applying to the LSE, and the dates you would like to be at the LSE, to the academic of your choice by 1 February 2015 (for consideration for the 2015-16 academic year). If you are successful in finding an academic to sponsor your application, the department will then consider your application and, if approved, pass it along to the school for further consideration. Please note that this process may take several months. The Human Resources Department will notify you if your application has been successful. All academic visitors to the department must be self-funded; the department does not offer any remuneration.

If you are an academic and would like information on the Academic Visitor process, please see below:

If you would like to sponsor an academic visitor, please send their materials (including a current copy of their CV, synopsis of their research interests, reasons for coming to the LSE, dates they would like to be at the LSE and the relevant request to appoint form, along with a brief case stating why you support their application) to gov.admin@lse.ac.uk by 1 February 2015 (for consideration for the 2015-16 academic year). The application will then be considered at the next departmental meeting. If approved, we will recommend to the School that they approve the application but we would like to point out that the final decision is made at the School level and not the departmental level. We will send all materials to Human Resources for consideration by the VCAC and, if approved, they will notify the applicant and send an invitation letter and additional information.

Please direct any queries to s.sharkey1@lse.ac.uk, or phone +44 (0)20 7955 7908.

Please see the Government Staff page  for a list of our current Academic Visitors >>