Visiting Fellowships

The deadline for the new round of visiting fellowships applications for 2016-17 is Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 17.00 (GMT).

Collaborative Fellowships

The Collaborative Visiting Fellowship scheme for 2016-17 is open to applicants who hold an academic position in a non-UK institution for the purpose of supporting philosophical research in the UK.

Collaborative visiting positions come with a stipend of £1500/month, for up to 3 months to support travel and accomodation costs during the course of the fellowship. While a fellow in the IP, applicants would be expected to aid researchers in the  development of a project in collaboration with philosophers based in London or the UK.

Non-stipendiary Fellowships

Non-stipendary Fellows are visitors to the Institute from the UK or overseas who spend a significant period of time at the Institute (usually between 3 and 6 months) on their own research. It is also possible for visitors to come for shorter periods, or ask for an extension after 6 months (after review).

Visiting Fellows are provided with office space, access to computing and printing facilities and library access. Fellows are expected to make a contribution to the Institute's programme of events during their stay. Fellows are usually members of other academic departments or postdoctoral researchers. Doctoral students interested in working in close collaboration with one of the Centres based at the IP can also apply.

Application procedure for Visiting Fellowships

Applications should consist of:

(i) a cover letter, which outlines the proposed duration and timing of your stay and a plan for collaborative activities that justifies holding the fellowship at the IP (e.g. giving talks across the UK; organising workshops / conferences with the IP and other UK departments; supervising postgraduate students; contributing to impact activities; participating in an existing research project based in the UK; preparing an application involving UK-philosophy departments).

(ii) a short curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages).

(iii) names, positions, organisations and email addresses for two referees, preferentially one UK-based.

Applicants can apply for both collaborative and the non-stipendiary fellowships within the same application. Please indicate if you are applying for both schemes in your cover letter.

Applications for the Collaborative Fellowships will be assessed by the IP Management Committee and must be submitted by Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 17.00 (GMT).

Non-stipendiary applications can be submitted any time, allowing at least two months before the start date of the intended visit. 

We expect to notify successful applicants for 2016-17 by 18th July 2016.

Applications should be sent via email (clickable) or by post to:

Institute of Philosophy
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

For more information on fellowships, visit the SAS website.

Junior Research Fellowships

The Institute is home to the University of London's Jacobsen research fellows in philosophy, funded by a bequest from Mr Jens Jacobsen. Further details about the Jacobsen fellowships will be added when available. 

Funded SAS Fellowships

The School of Advanced Study has its own funded fellowship scheme for distinguished senior visitors with an interest in the activities of more than one Institute of the School.

The School's fellowship scheme is administered by the School and not by the IP. In addition, the School offers fellowships for faculty members from the Colleges of the University to be released from teaching to come and pursue research at the School. 

Visit the SAS fellowships page