Visiting Appointments

The Middle East Centre welcomes applications for Visiting Appointments from individuals from outside LSE. These will normally be given to academics who wish to host a specific research project in the Middle East Centre or who wish to spend a period of time at LSE in order to assist with research hosted elsewhere. Fellowships may also be given to recognise or enable contributions to the MEC from those in academia, journalism, government service, in professional practice, or in other appropriate fields. The status of Visiting Fellow is in itself non-contractual and unremunerated. 

Please note that the Visiting Appointments programme is at full capacity for the academic year 2016–17.


Visiting Fellow

This category applies to post-doctoral researchers or professionals at a broadly comparable level in the early stages of their career. Academic candidates should have completed a PhD at the time of application.

Visiting Senior Fellow

This category includes academics who are of the lecturer (post-major review equivalent), senior lecturer or reader level and professionals at a broadly comparable level in their profession.

Visiting Professor

The School may confer the title of Visiting Professor on persons of appropriate distinction whose connections with the School are appropriate to the visiting title. It includes individuals with a non-academic background who may have achieved prominence in public life, or who have attained distinction in their profession.


Visiting appointments run for 12 months. Fellows are expected to fully engage with the Centre's activities and to spend some of their appointment based at the Middle East Centre.

Application Procedure

Please fill in the application form at the bottom of this page. 

The MEC will consider applications according to the following criteria:

  • Experience or potential of the candidate;
  • Contribution to the work of the MEC;
  • Value of proposed research and fit with existing MEC research;
  • Value of applicant's expertise and fit with existing expertise within the MEC;
  • Funding and resources.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and nominations are considered once a term, in September, January and May. 

Please also note that the MEC receives a high number of applications and is only able to support a very small proportion of these.

For further information, please contact Robert Lowe:

Apply now

LSE Middle East Centre

Visiting Appointments Application

  • Personal Details
  • Name
  • Address
  • Are you eligible to work in the UK?
  • Visiting Appointment
  • Requested Title
  • Engaging with the Middle East Centre
    Fellows are expected to fully engage with the Centre's activities. Please state below when/if you would like to be based at the Centre.
  • Proposed Research Project
    Please provide a title and abstract of the main research project you wish to carry out at the Centre.


LSE Middle East LSEMiddleEast

New to LSE? The @lsepublicevents programme has hundreds of free events. Check it out at

6 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

LSE Middle East LSEMiddleEast

RT @Arab_News: 55% of Brits support racial profiling of Muslims - Arab News/@YouGov poll #ArabUKSurvey

6 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite