Visiting Scholars Information
Lancaster University Law School is keen to establish links with both early-career and experienced scholars through our Visiting Scholars programme.
Visiting scholars will normally be a member of staff at another institution, and will be visiting Lancaster to carry out their own research, to teach, or to co-operate with colleagues at Lancaster on joint projects.
We encourage visiting scholars to participate as much as possible in the life of the Law School and the University by engaging in discussion with other colleagues, teaching, and presenting their research at departmental seminars.
The Law School will seek to support you in the following ways:
- The provision of a desk and computer in a shared office space
- Access to Lancaster University Library - for more information visit the Library’s website
- Access to computer clusters and printing facilities throughout campus via a unique login
- Access to an @lancaster.ac.uk email address
- Information to help you locate temporary accommodation, some further information is available through Human Resources.
For further information please contact Rachel Smirk.
Read details of Lancaster University’s policy on visiting and honorary staff
Please note that a bench fee is charged to visiting scholars to cover the costs to the Law School associated with your visit.
Your application should include the following:
Information about you:
- Name, address, telephone, and your institutional email address
- Current post, with details of your employment, education, and publications history
- Date of birth
- Citizenship, and place of birth
- Links to colleagues, if any, at Lancaster University Law School, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University, or at Lancaster University.
- Where you are not a native English speaker, an indication of your English language proficiency
Information about your proposed research visit
- An outline of the work to be carried out including, purpose, methodology, possible publications or other research outcomes, funding sources and any ethical considerations
- Proposed start and end dates for your visit
- Facilities you are likely to require
Letter of reference and supporting documentation
- We require a letter of reference from your current Head of Department or employer. This should either be attached to your application, or posted to the Law School at the following address
FAO: Ms Rachel Smirk
Visiting Scholars Programme
The Law School