University of London – Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study
Location: London
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary
Placed on: 1st February 2017
Closes: 1st March 2017

Visiting Research Fellowships (VRF) at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London are offered for a period of six to twelve months. We welcome interest from scholars in English Studies based in the UK or overseas, including non-affiliated researchers. Visiting Research Fellows will be entitled to use of shared office space in the Institute in Bloomsbury, access to Senate House Library, an email account, free attendance at Institute events such as conferences, seminars and workshops (summer school places at reduced cost), access to other events in the School of Advanced Study and to a fund for travel/research expenses (currently up to £200 pa, subject to affordability and demand). VRFs are expected to contribute to the Institute’s activities, through participation in its events, projects and the general intellectual and research environment.

Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellowships (PVRF) are reserved for non-affiliated early-stage researchers within five years of the award of their doctorate. They can be held for a period up to a year and are normally non-renewable. The Institute will provide the same resources as those listed above for VRFs. PVRFs are intended to provide early stage researchers with a base from which to complete research, and apply for grants and academic posts, while participating in activities within the Institute. Appointees will be welcome, but not required, to initiate activities such as seminars, workshops or conferences of their own.

Applications are invited from 1 February – 1 March. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application soon after 15 March. There is no restriction as to the period or subject matter, and all topics within the field of English Studies will be considered. It may be an advantage to demonstrate a link to the Institute’s core research interests. All applicants should demonstrate a significant record of research achievement and contribution to the discipline as appropriate to career stage, circumstances and the category of Fellowship for which they are applying. Fellows are required to produce a short annual report of their activities.