Visiting Fellows

Individuals selected for the conferral of the title of Visiting Fellow at the Warburg Institute will be academic researchers and scholars who may or may not be affiliated to a university or similar centre of Higher Education. 

The purpose of the Visiting Fellowship scheme is to enable external scholars, who intend to visit the Institute and use its Collections to further their research, to benefit from a clear relationship with the Institute and to contribute to the academic and intellectual life of the Warburg.

Visiting Fellows will normally hold a PhD qualification and will be active scholars publishing in a field of intellectual endeavour associated with the work and intellectual resources of the Warburg Institute.  Fellows in this category are expected to be physically based at the Institute for the majority of their time for a specific fixed period (up to a maximum of two years). Normally they would be expected to spend a minimum of six months at the Institute, the majority of which should be during term-time. As well as making full use of the Warburg’s intellectual resources Fellows will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute in a measureable way. They will be asked to present a brief paper (20 minutes) on their research to Warburg staff, students and Fellows during the tea time talks’ series (Mondays at 16.15 during term-time).  This talk will take place near the beginning of the Fellow’s visit to the Warburg to enable members of the Institute to find out about their work and to give them support and assistance where they can.

Visiting Fellows may be in receipt of a stipendiary Fellowship (provided by an external organisation). No funding can be provided by the Warburg Institute. Depending on the space available at the time of their stay at the Warburg Visting Fellows may be provided with desk space at the Institute (please note that computing and IT equipment cannot be provided).

Applications

Candidates may be nominated for the award of the title of Visiting Fellow of the Warburg Institute by a member of the academic staff of the Institute or they may submit an application for the award. Nominations and applications need to be submitted by the following deadlines:

Deadline for submission of application Notification of decision about award

Friday 18 May 2018

Mid June 2018

Friday 9 November 2018

Mid December 2018

Friday 8 February 2019

Mid March 2019

Friday 10 May 2019

Mid June 2019

Candidates are asked to complete an application form (click here to download form) and to send this as a single document attached to an email to warburg@sas.ac.uk. Applications will be considered on the basis of the relevance of the Warburg’s collections to the research of the applicant and to the contribution he or she will make to the intellectual life of the Institute.

Applications will be considered by the Warburg’s Senior Management Team (SMT) in the first instance. The SMT will make recommendations on the proposed conferral of the title of Visiting Fellow to a meeting of the academic staff of the Institute. Appointments will be made for a fixed term which will be variable and which will not extend beyond two years. Appointments are not normally renewable.

Please note that only a limited number of Visiting Fellows can be accepted each year. However researchers, who spend time at the Warburg as Library Readers and using the Institute’s other collections, can also join in the intellectual life of the Warburg by attending conferences, lectures and seminars, and by meeting the Institute’s academics, Fellows and students, for example over lunch on Wednesdays and at teatime in the Common Room during term-time.