Department of Political Science


Visiting Research Fellowships

The UCL Centre on US Politics (CUSP) invites academics and other experts not based at UCL to apply for the position of Visiting Research Fellow. The objective is to provide fellows an opportunity to work on an original scholarly project related to US politics and to contribute to the academic and external engagement work of the Centre.

Fellowships are offered for a maximum of one year and may be renewable subject to the discretion of the director. Fellows may be asked to undertake minimal service tasks (e.g., event planning) during their time at CUSP. Positions are non-stipendiary, fellows are expected to have their own source of external funding, and there is no expectation of an office or desk space.

To apply, please complete the form here and submit, along with a CV, to CUSP Director Thomas Gift (t.gift@ucl.ac.uk).

(Applications for 2021-22 are now closed. Please check back soon for information on fellowship applications for 2022-23.)

2021-22 Visiting Research Fellows

Dr Andrew Bell

Andrew's current research examines the effect of international humanitarian law and norms of restraint on combatant conduct toward civilians during war. 


Bahar Karimi
Bahar Karimi

Bahar’s research focuses on US foreign policy, with a particular interest in US – Iran relations.




Dr Carlos X Lastra-Anadon

Carlos's work is concerned with understanding what sustains and enhances robust human capital formation, especially in the US.