Visiting Fellowships

Each year the School of Divinity awards several Visiting Fellowships.

We invite inquiries and applications for the non-stipendary Visiting Fellowship Programme from scholars at other academic institutions who wish to spend an extended period of time at the School of Divinity (New College) for the purpose of conducting research.

Although Visiting Fellow appointment carries no stipend, we are able to offer drop-in study space and access to library and computing facilities in the University.

Visiting Fellows are also encouraged to take part in research seminars, and to attend any lectures offered in the School of Divinity.

Applications are welcome from scholars working on any aspect of theology and religious studies. We welcome scholars whose academic interests link directly with research interests of academic staff in the School - you can see see information about all the School staff here:

Scholars with research proposals that may lead to international research collaboration with academic staff at Edinburgh, including new research funding initiatives, are particularly welcome to apply.

Church workers and independent researchers who wish to study in New College Library as external users during a private visit to Edinburgh cannot become Visiting Fellows, but may nevertheless contact the Visiting Fellows convenor for advice.

Visa requirements

International applicants are responsible for ensuring that they meet the criteria for Academic Visitors specified by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) at:

The UK Embassy/Consulate in the particular country of residence will advise individuals on the appropriate visa requirements. Guidance can also be found at the following link on the HR website:

Fees

The fees for Visiting Fellows in 2014/15 will be:

  • £100 per calendar month or part thereof, or £1200 per calendar year, payable in advance.

Once a Visiting Fellowship has been approved, please contact the School Secretary for guidance on fee payment arrangements.

Applying

Applicants should email completed applications forms plus a full Curriculum Vitae highlighting publications and research expertise to the School Secretary at:

You can download the application form here:

The School Secretary will forward applications to the Convenor of the School’s Visiting Fellowships Committee.


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