Applying to be an Academic Visitor

The Centre for Criminology invites applications from research-active academics who wish to spend at least one term participating in the intellectual life of the Centre.


Applications are welcome from scholars in any field of criminology, although preference is given to applicants whose research is related to the research programmes of the Centre. Academic Visitors are provided with a workspace and access to related facilities in the Centre, but there is no financial or administrative support associated with this position. Academic Visitors are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Centre. We cannot accept visitors on this scheme for less than one month. 

Applications are encouraged from academics at any level of seniority or experience. Doctoral students wishing to spend part of their studies in the Centre for Criminology can apply to become a Recognised Student.

How to apply

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018/19 Academic year, with a deadline of 31st January 2018 for applications. Please email a covering letter and a 1-page summary of your proposed research, outlining what you hope to achieve during your visit to the Centre, to the Centre Administrator. Potential applicants should contact Prof. Ian Loader with any queries. The fee is £500 per term/part of a term, which can be paid for securely here if you application is successful.

Postdoctoral Fellows

The Centre charges £3,000 per year, or £1,000 per term for Postdoctoral Fellows. This fee is to cover administrative charges (£500 a term, as per academic visitors) and supervision/mentoring support for the Visitor. Postdoctoral Fellows will meet with their supervising faculty member during the course of the term or year in order to receive guidance on their project.