How to apply

Our Open Programme offers funds (up to £3500) to support IAS Visiting Fellows.

Visits funded through the Open Programme scheme are expected to initiate or extend international research collaborations leading towards sustained research activity with a legacy. We anticipate that applications will include substantive plans for future research engagement and high-calibre outputs. Funded applications should enhance Loughborough’s international research reputation and extend the range of the University’s research partnerships.

IAS Visiting Fellows should be outstanding scholars operating at the cutting edge of their disciplines at any career stage. The programme funds the Fellow’s visit, and applicants must demonstrate the intended outcome of the visit as part of their application form.

Visits would ordinarily be for one week and we expect that, during their stay, the Fellow will be embedded into the wider research community of the University as a Fellow of the IAS. We welcome applications that include plans for engaging scholars from across a wide range of fields and disciplines (and both campuses) with the Visiting Fellow.

The outcomes of visits should provide a lasting legacy, through, for example, the development of new relationships and avenues for future collaborative research projects, leading to co-publications and joint funding applications.

Eligible Costs – Travel and accommodation for Visiting Fellows, including a maximum of £35 p/d towards the cost of an evening meal and £15 p/d for a lunch. Please note that we incorporate one IAS-organised seminar/workshop with lunch and an invitation to a collegial Coffee Morning into the schedule of all Visiting Fellows as standard. We do not fund additional meetings within Departments, Institutes and Schools.

You must discuss travel funding requested with your proposed Fellow – if they require funding for transfers on their end, or other similar costs, this must be within the budget you request, we are unable to increase funding once awarded.

Successful applications will receive dedicated support from the IAS, including

  • Organisation of the Fellow’s visit
  • Profile on IAS website and social media
  • Promotion to a wider audience
  • Access to International House
  • Organisation of a hybrid seminar/workshop at International House
  • A dedicated Friends and Fellows Coffee Morning to meet colleagues from across the University

Successful applicants will be expected to report on outcomes from the visit, and to respond to requests from the IAS on the legacy of the visit periodically in future.

To apply:

To apply you need to complete an application form and submit it to before the current deadline.