About

I think that an intellectual community that helps you become a better, smarter, and more articulate version of yourself is hard to find. That’s what I found at CRASSH.
– Christopher Nygren, Visiting Fellow, Michaelmas 2017

CRASSH’s self-funded Visiting Fellowships are open to scholars from outside the University of Cambridge.

CRASSH Visiting Fellowships are designed to support the Centre’s research interests, projects, and activities. Fellows are usually given desk space in the Centre and certain practical assistance in their research. CRASSH can help in arranging accommodation with a College and enable access to the University Library and other departmental libraries.

We welcome applications from scholars who already have their own funding in place, and who wish to come to CRASSH as a Visiting Fellow for a term or longer. The Centre assumes that visitors will be in Cambridge to pursue their independent research and does not provide or arrange academic supervision.

CRASSH may also support visitors who come to Cambridge for a period of days or weeks in order to participate in a particular activity organised by the Centre.

Applications for 2023 – 2024 are open with the following deadlines: 

  • 1 May 2023
  • 1 July 2023

The application portal will open shortly.

Your proposed Fellowship should start no sooner than three months and no later than one year after the next upcoming deadline.

All enquiries should be directed to fellowships@crassh.cam.ac.uk.

Fellowship terms and conditions

CRASSH Visiting Fellowships are designed to support the Centre’s research interests, projects, and activities. If you have your own funding in place you can apply to come to CRASSH for a term or longer. Your research must fit with the Centre’s own interdisciplinary research activities and interests. The Centre assumes that visitors will be in Cambridge to pursue their independent research and does not provide or arrange academic supervision.

Our visiting fellows are provided with desk space in our shared researcher area, IT support, a University Card enabling borrowing at the University Library and other departmental libraries, and the opportunity to participate in, and attend CRASSH events.Conditions of the Fellowship

  • Fellows must have their own funding in place before arrival.
  • Fellows are expected to have been awarded their PhD before application.
  • Fellows are expected to be in residence in Cambridge during the entire period of the Fellowship.
  • Fellows are expected to become active participants of the CRASSH research community, and to present at, and attend, the Research Practice seminars held weekly during term time.
  • There is a charge of £2,400 per year, £720 per University term, and £90 per week if visiting outside of terms. All charges are exclusive of 20% VAT.
  • All visitors to CRASSH must have valid travel and health insurance in place.

These guidelines are subject to change to stay in line with University of Cambridge guidance.

Please email fellowships@crassh.cam.ac.uk for enquiries.

How to apply

No paper or emailed applications can be accepted. In order for your application to be considered by the Fellowships Committee, we must receive a completed application via this form by the deadline, which is 17:00 GMT on:

  • 1 November 2022
  • 1 February 2023
  • 1 May 2023
  • 1 July 2023

Your proposed Fellowship should start no sooner than three months and no later than one year after the next upcoming deadline.

Please email fellowships@crassh.cam.ac.uk if you experience technical difficulties with the application form or if you require further information about eligibility or provision.

The following information will be required (in PDF format):

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a covering letter explaining your reasons for choosing CRASSH, your preferred dates, and details of your funding. Please also mention in the letter any researchers at CRASSH or members of other Departments/Faculties at Cambridge with whom you plan to be in contact while you are here, and whether you have already been in touch with them.
  • a statement of up to 1,000 words outlining a research proposal for your period at CRASSH
  • a letter of recommendation, sent separately to fellowships@crassh.cam.ac.uk by the same deadline

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