Visiting Research Fellowships

The Institute of English Studies provides an institutional base for scholars actively pursuing research in London.

Throughout their period of affiliation, our Visiting Fellows can use the Senate House Libraries at the Institute’s expense and use our name as their contact and reference point during their stay.  Fellows will also normally be able to use office space with shared desk and computer in the School of Advanced Study.

Experience suggests that the scheme sometimes assists those seeking sabbatical leave from their own home institution. There is no restriction as to the period or subject matter, and all topics within the field of English Studies, the History of the Book, Manuscript Studies and Palaeography, Historical and Enumerative Bibliography, and Textual Scholarship and Scholarly Editing will be considered.  Awards are however rarely made in the area of modern or applied Linguistics. The duration of the Fellowship is normally 3, 6, 9 or 12 months.

Fellows are encouraged to participate as much as possible in the intellectual life of the Institute, and are normally expected to present a paper on their work in progress in one of the Institute's research seminars. At the end of their tenure, Fellows are required to submit a report [word] demonstrating the benefits and results of their visit.

To apply for a non-stipendiary Visiting Research Fellowship, please download, complete and return the application form [word] along with a brief C.V. listing your main publications and academic credentials. Please also ask two referees to write independently on your behalf. Applications are considered by the Research Promotion & Facilitation Committee, which normally convenes during the Autumn and Spring terms.

The next deadline for applications is 15 October 2014. Applicants are reminded that they are responsible for ensuring that applications and all references reach us before the due date. All documents may be submitted electronically via email attachment. Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the guidelines will not be forwarded to the Committee.

Successful applications demonstrate a strong link between the applicant's interests, and the Institute's.

Please send all correspondence to:
Mr Christopher Adams
Institute of English Studies
School of Advanced Study
Senate House, Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom