Academic Visitors at the Faculty of History

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For the purposes of the following page we use the term ‘academic visitor’ to refer very loosely to any externally-funded postdoctoral scholar who wishes to apply to work with an academic sponsor* at the Faculty of History.

*Only current postholders of the Faculty are eligible to act as sponsors to academic visitors. Please consult the faculty people pages to see a list of Faculty postholders.

If you wish to visit the Faculty as a student who does not currently hold a doctorate please refer to the University’s pages about recognised studentships. Applications from current doctoral students will only be accepted if the applicant expects to have finished their doctorate before the proposed date of their visit.

Faculty visitor applications fall broadly into two categories:

Category A: Applications to major funding bodies for substantial postdoctoral awards and fellowships (BA, Leverhulme, Newton).

Prospective applicants to major fellowships and postdoctoral awards should engage an academic sponsor before getting in touch with the Faculty’s research office via

Fellowships and larger grant-holders are substantively more engaged with the Faculty administration throughout both the process of application and the period of their grant award. Fellowships will typically be administered by the Faculty. They will also usually come with a college affiliation, which might be arranged by your sponsor, the Faculty administration, or through the applicant applying directly to the college (such as for a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship).

This category of visitor does not need to complete an Academic Visitor’s Application Form alongside their external application.

You should expect to receive a response within three weeks.