Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships
The Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies offers opportunities for visiting scholars, with or without funding, to conduct research into any field relevant to the work of the Institute.
1. Non-Stipendiary Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships
Up to ten Visiting Fellowships and five Visiting Scholarships are available annually on a non-stipendiary basis, tenable at the Institute or within one of the following research centres:
Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women's Writing
Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory
Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature
Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies
Centre for Quebec and French-Canadian Studies
2. Funded Fellowships and Scholarships in Germanic Studies (Sylvia Naish)
3. Funded Fellowships in German-Speaking Exile Studies (Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller)
Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships are open to applicants from the UK and overseas. Candidates applying for Fellowships should have completed their doctorate and have a strong publications record. Doctoral students may apply for Visiting Scholarships.
Fellowships and Scholarships are tenable for any period from one month to one year between 1 September of the current year to 30 June of the following year. Extensions to the original period of the Fellowship may be possible, subject to the same terms.
What the Institute Offers
The Institute offers shared office accommodation with WiFi, internet/email, photocopying facilities, and access to the Institute's Germanic Studies Library, the Senate House Library, and the libraries of other Institutes within the School of Advanced Study. Admission to the British Library can be arranged. Fellows/Scholars are offered free access to all Institute events, and are encouraged to participate actively in these. Fellows/Scholars in receipt of external sponsorship are asked to pay a bench fee of £100 per month.
What Visiting Fellows/Scholars Do
Fellows/Scholars are required to contribute to the scholarly activity of the Institute and to the wider activity of the School of Advanced Study. Where their stay in London allows, Fellows/Scholars are expected to contribute a presentation to one of the Institute's research seminars. Fellows/Scholars are invited to place a recent, normally unpublished, piece of work in our e-repository, SAS-Space. Publications resulting from research conducted during the tenure of the Fellowship must acknowledge the Institute and, where appropriate, a copy should be deposited in the Germanic Studies Library. At the conclusion of their stay, Fellows/Scholars are asked to write a short report on the progress they have made in their research for internal reporting and possible publicity.
Accommodation is not provided and award holders should make their own arrangements. A list of hotels and guest houses is available on our website, and we can also put award holders in touch with people offering private accommodation. The University of London Accommodation office can also assist.
Visas (New Legislation)
Regulations require non-European nationals to obtain an ID card before entering the UK. At the time of applying for an entry visa, the Visa office should provide award holders with appropriate forms enabling them to acquire an ID card, which will be valid until the visa expires.
Method of Application
Applicants should submit the application form specific to the Fellowship applied for by the closing date stated together with
• a statement of the research project to be carried out (no longer than 1,500 words)
• a curriculum vitae (no longer than 2 pp)
• a publications list (not more than 2 pp)
and arrange for two academic references specific to the Fellowship/Scholarship application to be sent by the closing date to Jane Lewin, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (or by email to email@example.com). The preferred method of submission is by email; please ensure that the subject line reads 'IGRS Visiting Fellowship/Scholarship Application 2013-14'.
Applicants are notified of the result of the competition following consideration by the relevant Institute's Fellowships Committee. Applicants are not called for interview.
The closing date for receipt of applications and references for the 2013-2014 round is 1 May 2013 (extended to 22 May 2013).