Tuesday 14 May 2019


Call for Applications – Institute of Philosophy Visiting Fellowships 2019/20

The Institute of Philosophy is extending a call for International and UK based candidates to apply for Visiting Fellowships for up to 6 months (dependent on the fellowship route applied for).

The Institute currently runs two types of fellowship:

Collaborative Fellowships

The Collaborative Visiting Fellowship scheme for 2019-20 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 two months, reimbursable against travel and accommodation costs during the course of the fellowship. While a fellow in the IP applicants would be expected to contribute to the intellectual environment of the Institute and work in collaboration with philosophers based in the UK.

Collaborative Fellowships are open to applicants from non-UK institutions. The deadline for the 2019-20 round of Collaborative Fellowships applications is Sunday 28th July 2019

Non-stipendiary Fellowships

Non-stipendiary 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.

These fellowships can be applied for all year round, allowing at least two months before the start date of the intended visit.​

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.


Applications should be sent via email to IP@sas.ac.uk​. Please use​ the subject line ‘Collaborative/Non-Stipendiary Fellowship application – [NAME]’

Applicants can apply for both collaborative and the non-stipendiary fellowships within the same application. Please indicate which scheme are applying for​, and whether you'd like to be considered for​ both schemes​,​ in your cover letter.

Applications for the Collaborative Fellowships will be assessed by the IP Directorate and must be submitted by Sunday 28th July 2019, 17.00 (GMT). We expect to notify successful applicants by 1st September 2019.

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