Visiting Fellows Scheme

The Department of Methodology operates a Visiting Fellows scheme, to enable academics, researchers and practitioners from other institutions to spend a period of time conducting research or to be involved in other activities which will benefit the Department.

The Department welcomes post-doctoral applicants, who can clearly demonstrate that they fulfil the following criteria.

1. Demonstrate an established research record.
2. Present a clear case for being based in the Department of Methodology.
3. Provide a clear timetable for the proposed duration and timing of their visit,          together with achievable research objectives.
4. Present a clear case to demonstrate that their contribution and work will  complement the research environment and enhance the Department’s research profile.

In addition to conducting their own research, Visiting Fellows are expected to contribute to and participate in the research life of the Department by attending seminars and other events related to research and by giving a seminar on their research during their visit. At the end of the fellowship, Visiting Fellows are required to submit a brief report summarising the contribution they have made to the Department of Methodology.

Visiting Fellows have free access to use the library and other LSE resources, but no remuneration is offered and therefore the Department can only accept Visiting Fellows who have adequate financial support in place. In most cases Visiting Fellows may be on sabbatical leave from their normal employment or be sponsored directly by other organisations. The status of Visiting Fellow is non-contractual and confers no special privileges.

If you are interested in applying to the Department of Methodology’s Visiting Fellow scheme, please complete the application form below.


Visiting Fellow application form

Visiting Fellow application form

  • 1) Personal details
  • Name
  • Address
  • Are you eligible to work in the UK?
  • 2) Departmental associations
  • 3) Timing of visiting fellowship
  • 4) Planned research programme during the fellowship
  • 5) Financial support
  • Do you have adequate financial resources to cover your expenses during the fellowship?
  • 6) English language proficiency
  • Is English your first language?
  • 7) Other applications
  • Have you applied for a visiting fellowship in any other department at LSE?
  • 8) Further information
  • 9) Contact details for two references