London School of Economics and Political Science Visiting Fellowship Programme
The Centre’s Visiting Fellowship programme enables mid-career researchers, activists, practitioners and scholars to spend a period of time conducting research in the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security.
Visiting Fellows may be on sabbatical leave from their normal employment, or sponsored directly by other organisations. They may be embarking on a particular piece of research, or pursuing an opportunity for career reflection and writing.
Visiting Fellows are expected to play an active part in the intellectual life of the Centre. Prospective applicants should present a clear and realizable plan in relation to the objectives to be met during their fellowship.
Applicants’ work must fit directly into the themes of Women, Peace and Security or PSVI, and they must make a clear case regarding how their presence will complement the Centre’s work.
Applications will first be considered by a committee within the Centre for Women, Peace and Security. Applications accepted at this stage will then be nominated to a central LSE committee, which makes the final decision regarding LSE Visiting Fellowships.
Timing: Visiting Fellows may start at any time during the year, subject to agreement between each individual fellow and the Centre
Duration: Fellowships will normally run for between three and twelve months, but longer visits may be approved. Fellowships must be at least three months in duration, with at least two of the months being in term-time.
Your application should include the following:
- A curriculum vitae
This should include information about your practice experience and/or your research experience and interests in the field of Women, Peace and Security.
- An application form
The application form asks for information about your planned research programme, the benefits the fellowship will bring to your work on Women, Peace and Security; and the ways in which you expect the Centre to benefit from the collaboration.
- Academic/employment reference
You are asked to arrange for a reference in support of your application. The reference may be sent directly to the Centre and must arrive by the deadline in order for your application to be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure that the reference reaches us in good time.
Timetable for considering applications
The two-stage assessment process takes approximately 6 weeks. Applicants should keep this in mind when considering the start date for their proposed fellowship.