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Research Visitors Programme

A stimulating, dynamic environment for research

York Law School offers a stimulating and dynamic environment for visiting scholars and a welcoming team who will actively support you during your stay. As a Visiting Scholar you will become part of a close academic community and be based in our new, purpose-built school which provides exceptional facilities for learning and research.

We are particularly keen to encourage applications from international scholars and from those whose interests align with and complement the activity of our research community. Full details of staff research interests can be found on Our Staff pages.

Details of our visitors programme

Our visiting scholars normally spend up to six months at the Law School, but we are happy to consider requests for longer periods. You will be allocated office space within the Law School, and enjoy full library access and IT support.

Support for your visit

All our visitors are welcome to apply for assistance with expenses to a maximum of £5,000, subject to availability within a budget year.

Applying to be a visiting scholar at YLS

Early applications are encouraged to assist forward planning and budgeting. There are two deadlines each year when applications are considered by the research committee:

Late applications can, in some circumstances, be considered.

Previous Research Visitors

Letters of application

Your letter of application should set out your proposed programme of research while based with us, and include details of any research synergies with existing YLS members. Please include a CV.

Applications should be sent to Sophie Gibson. If you wish to discuss any details of our programme or make an informal enquiry please contact Sophie.

Sophie Gibson

Visiting Enquiries from Students

In looking to welcome academic visitors from across a range of intellectual interests to York Law School, we regret that unfortunately we are not currently able to accommodate visits from research students, on account of constraints in space and resourcing. Please instead explore mobility opportunities which reach out to PGR students specifically, and your home institution may be able to advise you on this in the first instance.