The Graduate School of Education welcomes Visiting Fellows at various stages of their careers. Visiting Fellows are scholars resident in the School for short periods of time or a specified length of time (up to 12 months) who conduct their own research whilst benefiting from, and contributing to, the research culture of the Graduate School of Education.
Read about our current and recent visiting fellows.
Please note that we do not offer funding. If you are interested in applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Graduate School of Education please read our guidelines for Postdoctoral Fellowships (coming soon!).
The Graduate School of Education charges an affiliation fee (or ‘bench fee’), the amount of which depends on the length of stay. Please note that the affiliation/bench fee must be paid prior to the commencement of any visit.
Visiting Fellows who plan to be resident in Bristol are chosen on the basis of three criteria:
We ask that all Visiting Fellows present at least one research seminar while they are in the School and submit a research output, for example, a paper, PowerPoint presentation or podcast.
We also ask that applicants have a level of English that is of a standard that is suitable for academic work.
Who is eligible to apply for Visiting Fellow status?
Anyone holding a PhD qualification is eligible to apply for Visiting Fellow status. If you wish to visit us but do not hold a PhD, please read our guidelines for Visiting Research Students.
Applicants who are citizens of an EEA country simply need to complete the Visiting Fellow application form (Word, 63 Kb).
Applicants who are non-EEA citizens are required, in addition, to go through the Tier 5 procedures for Sponsored Researchers.
Please read our Visiting Fellows FAQs.
After you have identified a research project that is of mutual benefit to yourself and a member of staff who works in your area, please complete a Visiting Fellow application form (Word, 63 Kb), attaching your CV and if you are outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), evidence of employment in your home country. Please email these documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that applications need to be made at least 6 months before the proposed visit. Applications by non-EEA citizens will require substantially more time and effort on the part of applicants due to immigration procedures – see details on eligibility and the FAQs.