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LIDC is launching a new Visiting Fellows scheme to enable academics, researchers and practitioners to spend a period of time conducting research focusing on global transitions in the areas of food systems, health or climate change. Visiting Fellows may be on sabbatical leave from their own institution or sponsored by other organisations.


Prospective applicants must:

  • Provide a clear case for being based at the interdisciplinary environment of LIDC.
  • Offer a clear timetable for the proposed duration and timing of their visit, together with achievable research objectives.
  • Make a compelling case to demonstrate that their presence and work will compliment LIDC’s research environment and directly contribute to global goals re: food system, health or climate transformation.


Two types of fellows are encouraged to apply:


Visiting fellows

The scheme is intended for post-doctoral researchers or researchers/practitioners in the early stages of their career. Visiting Fellows must have a doctorate at the time of application.


Visiting senior fellows

The Visiting Senior Fellow scheme is intended for scholars at the Senior Lecturer or Reader level. Senior Visiting Fellows will have made a contribution to global development thinking or praxis in the food, health or climate arena.


Further Information

Visiting Fellows may start at any time during the year, subject to agreement. The length of a visit would normally be between one and three months, although requests for longer visits may be considered.

Visiting Fellows should participate in the life of LIDC’s community by attending seminars and other research-related events. All Visiting Fellows should give a seminar on their research during their visit and work on a proposed publication.

Applications are considered from those who have sufficient financial support for their visit. LIDC does not usually provide Visiting Fellows with a research allowance nor is LIDC able to make any arrangements for living accommodation for visitors. LIDC can provide Visiting Fellows with dedicated desk space. The Visiting Fellow position is non-contractual and confers no special privileges.


Application process

An application form and copy of your current CV, including a list of publications, should be sent by email to


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