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Visiting Researchers

UCL History is an outward looking department that welcomes interest from overseas visiting researchers to come and work with us.

Affiliates Academic Scheme

This scheme is intended for academics from overseas who wish to spend a period at UCL, normally of not less than four weeks and not more than one calendar year, pursuing their own research either individually or in association with members of staff of UCL in related fields of interest.

Please note that there are fees and expenses associated with the Affiliate Academic scheme. These are linked to the amount charged to UK/EU research students (£5,210.00 for 2019-2020). Fees for visits of less than a calendar year are normally charged on a pro rata basis. A Head of Department can recommend that additional research expenses may additionally be charged.

Full details about the Academic Affiliate Scheme can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/affiliates-academic-scheme

Honorary Researchers

An honorary position at UCL is a prestigious award given in recognition of the extremely valuable contribution to teaching and research made by people who are not employed by UCL. If you have previously had a working relationship with UCL, or are currently associated with a UCL department or project, you may be eligible to become an Honorary staff member. Honorary staff are given a title; access to UCL IT services and access to the UCL Library.

Details about who can become an Honorary staff member, and how, can be accessed here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/working-ucl/honorary-associations-ucl 

Non-Stipendiary Visiting Research Fellows at the Institute of Advanced Studies

There are opportunities to join UCL as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institue of Advanced Studies. Applications from post-doctoral, mid-career and senior scholars are all welcome.

Benefits include desk space, membership of the IAS community and Common Ground, access to UCL resources including the library, full participation in IAS events (e.g. seminars, workshops and conferences) and a framework in which you can present your research and participate in a research community.

Full details can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/institute-of-advanced-studies/calls-announcements