Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships
The Institute of Modern Languages Research 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 IMLR's 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
Centre for Ernst Bloch 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)
4. Funded Fellowships in the Cultural Memory of Sardinia (Luisa Selis)
5. School of Advanced Study Fellowships
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 to ten months between 1 September 2017 and 30 June 2018. Extensions to the original period of the fellowship may be possible, but will be subject to the same terms.
What the Institute Offers
The Institute can offer office accommodation shared with other Fellows with wifi, internet, email account, photocopying/printing facilities, and access to the University of London’s Senate House Library, where the holdings in Germanic Studies and Latin American Studies are world class. Senate House Library has a substantial collection of books, journals, online resources, theses and archives in all the Modern Languages fields. Fellows can access the libraries of the other Institutes that make up the School of Advanced Study: Advanced Legal Studies, Classical Studies, Commonwealth Studies, Historical Research, Latin-American Studies, and the Warburg. Fellows are offered free access to all the Institute’s events and are expected to participate as much as possible in the intellectual life of the Institute. 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 contribute to and enhance the scholarly activity of the Institute and the School of Advanced Study. In addition to presenting current work as a seminar or as part of a larger conference, Fellows/Scholars are invited to organise an event either during or resulting from their stay, or otherwise contribute to the work of the Institute. Fellows/Scholars are invited to place a recent, normally unpublished, piece of work in our free open access repository SAS-Space, and to contribute to the IMLR blog, Living Languages. Publications resulting from research conducted during the tenure of the Fellowship must acknowledge the Institute and, where appropriate, a copy should be deposited in Senate House Library or with the Institute Director. At the end of the tenure period, Fellows/Scholars must produce a short report on the activities undertaken at the Institute and progress made in their research.
Living accommodation is not provided and Fellows should make their own arrangements. A list of hotels and guest houses is available on our website, and the University of London Accommodation office may also be able to assist.
If coming from outside the UK, the UK Visas and Immigration Office website is useful to check whether you will need to apply for a visa for your fellowship period.
Method of Application
Applicants must submit the application form specific to the Fellowship applied for by 31 March 2017 together with:
• a statement detailing your research project and intended outputs (no longer than 1,500 words)
• a statement outlining the ways in which you would contribute to the work of the Institute (500 words)
• a curriculum vitae (no longer than 2 pp)
• a publications list (not more than 2 pp)
You must also arrange for two academic references specific to the Fellowship/Scholarship application to be sent by the closing date, direct from the referee, to Cathy Collins, Institute Administrator, IMLR (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interviews will not be held and applicants will be notified of the result of the competition before the end of May.
The closing date for receipt of applications and references for the 2017-2018 round is 31 March 2017.