Visiting research fellows

Apply to become a visiting research fellow

We will consider applications from both academics and practitioners to join the ISWS as a visiting research fellow (VRF), either for one semester or for the duration of an entire academic year. Applicants from an academic background are expected to hold a PhD in a relevant area.

The ISWS offers its VRFs access to a network of scholars and practitioners and exposure to rigorous debate and intellectual challenge. In practical terms, VRFs will be given access to a workspace and to the university library and its resources. They will also be welcome to attend a range of conferences, seminars and special lectures hosted by Schools in fields that interest them.

Applications can be made on a rolling basis. If you would like to apply for a VRF at the ISWS, please send a CV, a research proposal of max. 4 pages and an outline of how you would envisage to profit and contribute to the ISWS to

We cannot offer any funding to our VRFs, but we will support applications for external funding for candidates who have been admitted as VRFs.