Externally-funded visiting fellowships

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In addition to the School’s own fellowship schemes, there is a wide range of fellowships available from various funding bodies, charities and institutions specifically. All fellowship applications require an original research proposal.

We encourage the best candidates to contact us with a view to applying for fellowships to be held at the School, and potential applicants are advised to contact the proposed host institute as soon as possible (at least four months in advance of the final deadline) to discuss their application.

The School welcomes applications for personal fellowships including in alphabetical order:

This list is not exhaustive and we would welcome applications under any other schemes that are not mentioned above as appropriate.

School protocols

The School has protocols, which need to be followed if a researcher wishes to apply for external funding, with the School as host. They are as follows:

When contacting the institutes, applicants are asked to ensure that their electronic expression of interest includes the following:

  • All the scheme details and links to appropriate web pages and deadline;
  • Confirmation of eligibility;
  • Appropriate details of the fellowship project: title, project proposal (with aims, objectives and deliverables – 500 words), duration
  • Contact details of two referees.

It should be noted that only the Director of the Institute can approve the application on behalf of the institute. This will need to be sought by members of staff at least two months before the submission deadlines (please check these carefully). If you are approved to submit a full application, we will support you strongly in both writing the proposal and preparing for any interview under the scheme.

Once approved, the application will need to be passed on in its final draft form to the School’s research services via the institute for peer review at least three weeks in advance of the deadline, if any, to allow for any adjustments suggested by the peer-reviewer. The fellowship application will also be risk-assessed.

Submission – Some applications are requires to be completed online via the relevant funder’s portal and, as such, applicants will need to ensure that:

  • They are registered on the relevant funder’s system
  • They have been enabled to apply as School’s applicants by the School research services;
  • Sufficient time is given to the School research services to finalise approval and submit all online applications online when required.

If awarded, the fellow would receive a fixed term contract from the University of London with details linking work to the conditions of the award and the proposal of the research.

Further information

For more information contact:

Dr Shahrar Ali, Internationalisation Fellowships Team Leader
E: shahrar.ali@sas.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)20 7862 8683

School Research Services
E: research@sas.ac.uk