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Fellowships


The UCL Institute of the Americas is a hub for world-leading research in several fields of scholarship, including Politics, International Relations, History, Environmental Studies, Human Rights, Development, Economics and Social Policy.  Research undertaken by members of staff, associates, visiting fellows, and research students spans the whole of the American continent.

The research community at UCL-IA is focused on producing ground-breaking research at the forefront of several academic disciplines while contributing to the development of interdisciplinary and transnational approaches to the study of the Americas. It is also actively engaged in research at the interface of scholarship and policy, engaging a broad range of stakeholders, including government, NGOs, communications media, and civil society, in the UK, the Americas, and beyond. UCL-IA Fellows actively participate in a variety of activities by contributing to the Institute’s events, research and teaching programmes. See who our current fellows are.


How to apply:

Applications should consist of:

  • a completed application form
  • a cover letter outlining the scope of proposed research project to be undertaken while at UCL-IA.  This should indicate how your research will contribute to the Institute (such as workshops, publications or seminars that will result from your work) and why being located in Central London will further this work.
  • a copy of your CV (2 pages maximum)
  • two referee reports

NOTE: If you have or are applying for funding from another source or are applying unfunded then upon approval of your application with the Institute, you will be conferred Affiliate Academic status by UCL.  The current fee for 2013/14 is £4,400 per annum, pro-rata. This is for access to UCL and Institute facilities, such as the library, photocopying, use of space  and other resources. A further bench fee may also be applicable. Funded opportunities from the Institute are detailed below.

Applications should be emailed to the Institute Administrative Manager, Mrs Abi Espie (a.espie@ucl.ac.uk) and can be made at any time of the year unless you are applying for an award listed below, in which case specific details are given. Standard applications will be considered by the Institute’s Academic Staff Committee, which meets regularly.


UCL-Institute of the Americas Visiting Fellowships 2014/15

The Institute is pleased to announce that it has three Visiting Research Fellowships of £2,500 to award. The funds are for research expenses with a three month minimum duration (subject to extension by application). The fellowships are intended to support early career scholars specialising in the politics, history and public policies of the Americas.

Two of these awards are open to any proposal within this remit, with the third to be dedicated to the International Politics and Contemporary History of Latin America - see following article.

UCL-IA will provide Fellows with office space at its Gordon Square location in the heart of Bloomsbury and a Library card for the use of University of London libraries. Applications are invited from candidates who possess a PhD. Fellows will contribute to UCL-IA's large events and outreach programmes, and assist Graduate students through tutorials. Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 2 May, 2014. Applications should be submitted to our Institute Administrator Manager, Mrs Abi Espie.

UCL-Institute of the Americas Visiting Fellowship on International Politics and Contemporary History of Latin America

The Institute currently has a Visiting Research Fellowship award of £2,500 for research expenses, with a three month minimum duration (subject to extension by application) dedicated to the International Politics and Contemporary History of Latin America. UCL-IA will provide the Fellow with office space at its Gordon Square location in the heart of Bloomsbury and a Library card for the use of University of London libraries. Applications are invited from candidates who possess a PhD, the focus of which is the aspect of Latin American studies above specified. Fellows will contribute to UCL-IA's large events and outreach programmes, and assist Graduate students through tutorials. Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 2nd May 2014. Applications should be submitted to our Institute Administrator Manager, Mrs Abi Espie.

UCL-Institute of the Americas/BAAS Visiting Fellowship 2014-15

We are very pleased to invite applications for a UCL-IA/BAAS Visiting Fellow in US Studies for the academic year 2014-15, to be based at UCL-Institute of the Americas. The non-stipendiary fellowship is designed to facilitate the development and completion of a significant research project focusing on the United States. It comes with a fund for research expenses up to a maximum of £2,500 and Fellows are invited for a period of four months, renewable subject to review. We particularly encourage applications from recent PhD holders and early career scholars. Closing date: February 14, 2014. Further information on eligibility and application submission details here.