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Visiting scholars scheme

About the visiting scholars scheme

Kent Law School’s Visiting Scholars Scheme offers established and early career academics, national and international, the chance to spend a period of time during the UK academic year at the law school, undertaking research and participating in the school’s diverse critical research community.

Applicants should be engaged in a specific research project while at the department. We welcome applicants from any department or discipline, with the sole criterion that the research to be undertaken while at KLS relates to research interests represented within the law school. Visitors are expected to play an active role at KLS during the period of their appointment.

Applications will be considered at any time for applicants not requiring financial assistance, although we strongly recommend you apply well in advance of your proposed visit dates as there are limits on the number of visitors we can host at any given time. We have a small fund available to assist with travel, accommodation and subsistence – the deadline for applications for funding is June 30th of the academic year before your planned visit.

Further information on the Visiting Scholars Scheme, including how to apply, can be found here. For further information and inquiries please contact the research support team.

Visiting scholar policy

Kent Law School welcomes applications from scholars wishing to visit KLS for a period of time (from one week up to one term).  Kent Law School’s Visiting Scholars Scheme offers established and early career academics, national and international, the chance to spend a period of time during the UK academic year at the law school, undertaking research and participating in the school’s diverse critical research community.

Applicants should be engaged in a specific research project while at the department. We welcome applicants from any department or discipline, with the sole criterion that the research to be undertaken while at KLS relates to research interests represented within the law school. For information on research undertaken at KLS, please see here.

What we offer visiting scholars:

  • Invitation to KLS research seminars and events
  • Office space (with computer and internet access)
  • Library access including online resources

In return we expect visiting scholars to be actively involved in the life of KLS, and might typically include (depending on the length of the visit):

  • staff seminar
  • guest lecture to undergraduates in relevant module(s)
  • guest lecture to postgraduates in relevant module(s)
  • reasonable attendance at staff seminar series

Financial assistance

We have a small fund available for financial assistance with travel, accommodation, and/or subsistence, to cover some of the costs incurred in Canterbury. Applicants requesting financial assistance should apply by the end of June in the academic year before your proposed visit.

Funding will be allocated primarily on the basis of the applicant’s project, and its relevance to the broader interests of Kent Law School. We will also favour applicants who have limited access to other sources of funding. Those applying for financial assistance, should make it clear in their application by including a statement explaining why support from the applicant’s own institution for this visit is not available or sufficient.

If you would like to discuss the available options relating to financial assistance in advance of your application, please contact the KLS Research Support Team.

Visiting scholars application

A downloadable/printable copy of these guidelines is available here.

Deadlines:

Applications will be considered at any time for applicants not requiring financial assistance, although we strongly recommend applying well in advance of the proposed visit dates as there are limits on the number of visitors we can host at any given time.

Those wishing to apply for financial assistance, should do so by the end of June in the academic year before the proposed visit.

Procedure:

Applications should be sent to the KLS Research Support Team and should include:

  • A short explanation of:
    • The reasons for the proposed visit;
    • The research project being pursued and why KLS is the appropriate place to pursue it (including any particular research centre or member of staff at KLS you have either been in contact with or you would like to engage with); and
    • The length of visit proposed
  • A full CV
  • A letter of reference
  • Copies of relevant publications (if any)
  • If financial assistance is being sought:
    • A statement explaining why support from the applicant’s own institution for this visit is not available
    • A breakdown of expected expenditure for which assistance is required

Further information

Informal inquiries relating to an application to the KLS Visiting Scholars Scheme can be made to Hyo Kang or Gavin Sullivan.

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Last Updated: 05/10/2016