Every year we welcome a number of visiting scholars who wish to pursue their own research projects and join in the academic life at the School of Law for a minimum of one month, and a maximum of one year.
The visiting scholars scheme is for established scholars (including academics, practitioners and judges) who wish to join the School of Law during a period of sabbatical leave from their usual place of work or home institution. Visiting scholars are provided with IT facilities, library access and, where possible, hot-desk or office space.
Fees for Visiting Scholars (LAW1000H / CCLS2000H)
These are non-stipendiary positions. Depending on the length of stay, a fee may be charged. For 2020-21, Visiting Scholars may be charged:
- Up to one month= £360
- Up to two months = £720
- One semester = £1,440
- Full year (12 months) = £4,310
Please note, fees are taxed.
How to apply
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a CV, a detailed research proposal and an indication of date and length of your proposed visit, the name(s) of your preferred Academic Contact(s), and your reason for wishing to visit the School of Law.
- Applications for visiting scholars are considered for approval four times per year.
- The deadlines for 2020-21 are:.
Application deadline Visit start date 1 April 2020 July 2020 1 July 2020 14 September 2020 1 October 2020 January 2020 1 February 2021 May 2021 1 April 2021 July 2021 1 July 2021 14 September 2021 1 October 2021 January 2022
- It can take on average four weeks to process applications so you must ensure that your visit will not start until at least two months after the deadline.
What you can expect as a visiting scholar
Successful applicants will be appointed an academic contact within the School of Law. The contact person will usually be an academic in the same area of research. Depending on the length of a visit, a visiting scholar will typically meet their contact a few times during their stay.
As a visiting scholar to the School of Law, you will be welcome to attend staff and doctoral seminars or presentations, as well as other research events. These events may take place on either or both campuses – Mile End (Department of Law) and Lincoln’s Inn Fields (CCLS).
You will have access to the same range of facilities as standard members of staff including:
- School of Law resources and activities, including attendance at School of law programmes and research seminars
- QMUL library (Mile End)
- IALS library (Russell Square)
- IP Archive (IALS)
- Electronic resources
- Computer facilities, including wireless
- Hot-desk space (at Mile End or Lincoln's Inn Fields).
Visiting Scholars are not entitled to apply for funding for travel grants and conferences or funding of any kind.