Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research

Visiting Research Fellowship in Human Rights Law

The Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research invites applications for the award of Visiting Research Fellow in Human Rights Law for the 2017-2018 academic year.

What is the Visiting Research Fellowship in Human Rights Law?

Applications are open to human rights law scholars who wish to spend time at Sussex Law School, attached to the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research. This 'visiting' status is normally offered to members of faculty at another institution, either in the UK or abroad, those working in the public or private sectors, and/or self-employed research consultants.

Please note that this fellowship scheme is not available to undergraduate or postgraduate students.

When does the Fellowship take place?

Appointments can be made for periods of one to three terms (Autumn 2017, Spring 2018 and/or Summer 2018).

What are the expectations of the Visiting Fellow?

The purpose of appointing Visiting Fellows is to contribute to the intellectual life of Sussex Law School, in the area of human rights law. The Visiting Fellow should agree in advance to undertake at least one of the following:

  • Giving a seminar to faculty and postgraduate researchers during the Centre’s Rights Research Series held each Autumn and Spring Terms;
  • Producing a working paper or equivalent;
  • Giving advice to, or engaging in knowledge exchange with students, faculty and research staff (e.g. on dissertations, careers, data sources, analytical strategies, policy frameworks etc.); and/or
  • Producing a collaborative research proposal with a member of faculty.

What can the Centre offer the Visiting Fellow?

The Centre operates within the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, which offers a vibrant, interdisciplinary context within which to undertake a Visiting Fellow’s planned programme of study or activities. In each teaching term (Autumn and Spring), the Centre runs its Rights Research Series, including seminars on work in progress, external speakers and a doctoral human rights debate.

The School hosts a variety of additional stimulating research events including open papers and lectures by external and internal academics, workshops and lunchtime seminars. Fellows are appointed to a sponsor who can facilitate their integration into the life of the School.

Fellows have access to the library, email, stationery and postal facilities. Depending on individual requirement and School availability, they may also include access to office space and PC. The School and University's infrastructure and environment can support the Fellow's research activity.

What are the fees associated with Visiting Fellowships?

University Visiting Fellowships normally incur a fee to cover costs of administration and allocated resources. In the case of the Visiting Research Fellow in Human Rights Law, the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research will meet this fee for one term.

How to apply

The application deadline for the 2017-2018 academic year has now closed.