Timing: The next deadline for submissions will be announced in August. Appointments can start at any time after the appointment start date, subject to agreement between the individual fellow and the Hellenic Observatory. However, we do prefer Visitors to be with us during term time and for a period of 6-12 months.
Duration: Fellowships will normally run for 6-12 months, but longer visits may, by exception, be approved. Shorter visits (minimum 10 weeks) may also be considered but this is not the School’s preference.
Status in the School: The title of Visiting Fellow, Visiting Senior Fellow, Visiting Professor & Visiting Professor in Practice is given to individuals from outside the School associated with School departments, institutes and Centres. Visiting Fellows have access to the facilities of the Hellenic Observatory, and will also be able to enjoy access to the facilities of LSE as a whole.
Funding: Visiting fellowships do not carry an emolument and the Hellenic Observatory does not normally offer a stipend. It is advisable that all interested applicants should firstly research the likely costs associated with living in London as these costs are high before proceeding with an application.
- The Hellenic Observatory will however be able to offer support of up to £5,000 per annum in the form of reimbursements/expense claims upon submission of the relevant receipts to cover flight(s) and a daily maximum accommodation/living allowance. A minimum visiting fellowship (any level) period of 6 months is required to apply for the support. It is essential for the Fellow to be based in London for this period of time.
- If you wish to apply for a visiting fellowship and to be considered for the financial provision, please supply the additional documentation justifying the request for financial provision under the HOW TO APPLY HEADING ‘Financial Provision Justification’.
- The discretionary fund of up to £5,000 is limited.
Computer facilities and desk space: Visiting Fellows, Visiting Senior Fellows, Visiting Professors & Visiting professors in Practice will be provided with an LSE login and email address, enabling them to use computer facilities at the School (for example, in the LSE library). The Hellenic Observatory may be able to provide Visiting Fellows , Visiting Senior Fellows & Visiting Professors with desk space, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Accommodation: the School is not able to make any arrangements for living accommodation for visitors. The LSE’s accommodation website, however, provides useful guidance on finding private rented housing.