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Visiting Fellowship Programme

Visiting Fellowship Programme

In partnership with the Jagiellonian University, LSE IDEAS invites scholars whose research falls into the scope of LSE IDEAS' sphere of interest to apply to our Visiting Fellowship Programme.

The LSE IDEAS Visiting Fellowship for researchers from the Jagiellonian University's Faculty of International and Political Studies (FIPS) is a non-stipendiary research position available for one LSE term lasting a total of three to four months in the Fall semester of a given academic year.

The visiting fellow is expected to complete a piece of research work or ongoing research during their fellowship and produce a strategic update for LSE IDEAS either during or up to six months after their stay in or, in the case of pandemic-related restrictions, affiliation with London.

The visiting fellowship is administered by LSE IDEAS’ Central and South-East Europe Programme, but the focus of the visiting fellow’s research may fall within any area of LSE IDEAS’ projects and output.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Visiting Fellowship programme will be offered as a remote fellowship until further notice.

The LSE IDEAS Visiting Fellowship is not funded by LSE or LSE IDEAS. LSE IDEAS cannot offer any funding for the fellow, including travel and accommodation costs, visa or administrative costs, rent and living costs, and monthly stipends. All costs must be met by the visiting fellow.

We encourage scholars to apply for this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you!

The application process is now closed for the 2021 Visiting Fellowship Programme. The 2022 edition is scheduled to be announced in Q2 2022.

  • Official affiliation with the London School of Economics at LSE IDEAS for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Dedicated desk space at the IDEAS office with an LSE email address and computer use, access to the LSE campus facilities including full use of the library, and its activities and societies.
  • A welcoming team of researchers based at LSE.
  • The opportunity to publish work through LSE IDEAS and to participate in LSE IDEAS’ output, including public talks and conferences.
  • An introduction to London’s world-class activities and resources, guided by the Central and South-East Europe Programme.
  • Reasonable support in locating appropriate libraries, archives, and other resources required to complete the fellow’s research.
  • Access to LSE’s social activities and LSE IDEAS’ considerable academic and policy network via its events programme and other appropriate internal activities.

Candidates should submit a completed online application form.

If accepted, we ask you to provide an agreement to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the so-called RODO)

As a rule, priority will be given to early and mid-career researchers (academic staff of the FIPS).

The most basic requirements are the compatibility of the proposed project with the subject of the research of LSE IDEAS as well as an advanced proficiency of English that would allow the scholar to conduct research in that language.

The evaluation of the application will be made by the selection committee whose members are:

Criteria Points Percentage of Final Results
The quality and originality of the research project; the importance of the project to research; the innovativeness and interdisciplinary dimension of the subject of research; the proposed theoretical and methodological approach; the evaluation of the project’s timeline. 0-3 30%
The applicant’s previous academic accomplishments (a list of a maximum of ten of their most important publications) with a particular emphasis on publications in English. 0-3 30%
A curriculum vitae with a particular emphasis on the applicant’s international activities. 0-3 20%
The impact of the implementation of the project on the applicant’s academic career and development as a scholar. 0-3 20%

The ultimate decision will be made by the director of the Centre for LSE IDEAS Central and South-East Europe Programme as well as the director of LSE IDEAS based on a ranking of the candidates consisting of the sum total of their points.