Visiting Fellows

How to apply

The Department of Geography and Environment hosts a limited number of Visiting Fellows working in an area of particular interest to the department or from an institution with which the department has close links. These positions are non-contractual and unremunerated.


Visiting Fellows may start at any time during the year, subject to agreement between each individual fellow and the department.


The duration can be from one month to one year and can be renewed up to three years in total.


Applicants will be of post-doctoral status or equivalent. The scheme is not open to PhD students, for whom the Visiting Research Students scheme is more appropriate.


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.

Email and desk space

The Fellow will have access to the LSE Library and will be given a temporary LSE email address. We regret that we are not normally able to provide visiting fellows with desk space within the department.


The School is not able to make any arrangements for living accommodation or travel.


Usually in return for hosting a visitor they should do something to contribute to the department. Examples of this contribution could include offering to teach a session or hold some informal advisory meetings with students at all levels. In terms of research, collaboration with at least one member of staff is essential. 

How to apply

Applicants first need to identify an academic staff member of the department as a potential host and contact them directly giving a brief outline of their research interests and enclosing their curriculum vitae. If the member of staff agrees to act as host, a form will be completed and nominations will be sent to the LSE Academic Research Committee which meets at various dates throughout the year.

Successful applicants will then liaise directly with the department to confirm their start dates and any other details.


Please direct any enquiries about the visiting fellows scheme to an appropriate academic in the department.