Visiting Fellows

Taking a research fellowship at ILAS makes you part of a dynamic research community, with access to the unique Latin American and US Studies library collections, our wide range of academic events, and the opportunity to publish online for free through SAS-Space. In our experience, the most successful fellows are those who thrive in being part of an academic environment, and that is why we strongly encourage our fellows to run events to bring publicity to their research, to collaborate with other researchers at a variety of career stages, both within the Institute and across and the School, and to contribute to our scholarly networks. Whether you are considering a fellowship with us as part of sabbatical leave from your home institution, to supplement your thesis research as a doctoral fellow, or for any other reason, we hope that you will take full advantage of these academic and research opportunities.


The Visiting Fellowship entitles the successful candidate to:

Our fellowships are non-stipendiary and fellows are required to pay a bench fee, which is currently £2,600 per annum, or £1000pa if office space is not required. This bench fee will be calculated on a pro rata basis according to the length of visit.

During your tenure you are expected to contribute in a positive way to the scholarly life and community of the institute. This will include regular updates to the School Directory of Research and Expertise, a small contribution to our annual report, contribute to the Institute’s programme of events, to acknowledge the institute in any publications or other outputs that arise from this visit, and to produce a brief report of the activities conducted at the Institute once the tenure is finished. 

Tenure: one month to one year


Applications can be made any time of the year and should be sent to the ILAS mailbox, including:

  • a completed application form
  • an up to date CV
  • two references
  • a short statement of the research to be undertaken during the period of the proposed Fellowship and/or publications expected to result from it.


The Institute encourages prospective applicants for visiting and postdoctoral fellowships to seek funding from external sources, such as:

Current fellows

Dr Francesco di Bernardo
Research project: Individual Memory and Collective History in the Contemporary Latin American Novel
Tenure: September 2016 to May 2017

Dr Michelle Nicholson-Sanz
Research project: Staging Latin American Port Cities: Lima, Buenos Aires and Salvador da Bahia Seen through the
Theatre at the Dawn of the Bicentenary of Independence in Latin America
Tenure: September 2016 to February 2017

Dr Christopher Wylde
Research project: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning? Post-Neoliberalism in Latin America
Tenure: September 2016 to April 2017

Dr Grace Livingstone
Research project: Ethics and Foreign Policy. The extractive industries in the Andean Region: the role and responsibilities of foreign governments
Tenure: October 2016 to June 2017

Dr George St Clair
Research project: Faith and the Brazilian Crisis: Middle Class Precarity in Sao Paulo
Tenure: October 2016 to September 2017

Dr Luciana Zorzoli
Research project: Trade unions and workers' organisations in Argentina
Tenure: January 2017 to March 2017

list of former Fellows can be found here.