CLACS Early Career Fellowship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The purpose of this scheme is to provide support to early career scholars in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with relevant subject expertise to pursue innovative and interdisciplinary research in an environment tailored to such work, free from the competitive institutional constraints of other UK university institutions. The scheme enables the Fellow to engage a broad range of UK and international scholars in their research through the formation of networks and through collaboration in research projects, publications and dissemination events such as workshops, conferences and public engagement activities.

The 2021-2022 CLACS Early Career Fellowship scheme will provide for one position with funding for six months during the 2021-2022 academic year (between 1 October 2021 and 30 June 2022).

Further Details


The 2021-2022 scheme will provide for one position with funding for six months during the 2021-2022 academic year (between 1 October 2021 and 30 June 2022).

What the Institute Offers

The Fellow will have 24-hour access to shared office/research space within Senate House in the Bloomsbury area of central London. These offices include PCs with email and internet facilities, direct-dial telephones, and reasonable usage of stationery, printing, postage and photocopying facilities for research-related purposes. The Fellow will also receive a SAS email account and a library card giving borrowing rights in Senate House Libraries that includes access to the Caribbean and Latin American collections, including the assistance of a dedicated librarian. Access can usually be arranged to other libraries within the University, such as the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), UCL, LSE and KCL.

What Visiting Fellows Do

Fellows are required to maintain an active presence at CLACS (Senate House, Malet Street, London) for the duration of the Fellowship, to pursue research in the Humanities pertaining to the work of the Centre, and contribute to the extension of the Centre's mission to promote and facilitate research in Latin American Studies, including the Caribbean, nationally and internationally. They should take the lead in convening academic events and conferences, present research findings at conferences and seminars, and prepare articles for publication in journals or edited volumes, and monographs. In addition, Fellows should contribute an article to the in-house blog Latin American Diaries, work-in-progress or unpublished material to the School of Advanced Study's online research repository SAS-Space. For a full list of responsibilities, please refer to the Further particulars


Living accommodation is not provided and Fellows should make their own arrangements. A list of hotels and guest houses is on our website, and the University of London Accommodation office may also be able to assist. We may also be able to put award holders in touch with people offering private accommodation.

Financial Arrangements

A payment of GBP 1,750 per calendar month is offered to the successful candidate as a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs.


Selected Fellows who do not have the right to reside and/or work in the UK will require a visa and must ascertain which category of visa is most suitable. Details of visa categories can be found on the UKVI website here. The University of London is licensed to issue certificates of sponsorship for Tier 5 Government Authorised Exchange (GAE) visas. Further details of this category of visa are available on the UKVI website here. If applicants require entry under a Tier 5 GAE visa, they should make this known on the application form. Please note that successful applicants will be required to submit a Certificate of Sponsorship (COS) application, along with copies of their passport and necessary qualifications, to the School, in order for the COS application to be made. Once the certificate has been granted, the applicant can then use this to apply for their visa via the relevant local UK consulate.


Method of Application

Applicants must submit the application form to by the closing date together with

  • A short curriculum vitae (not more than 4 pages)
  • A research proposal (maximum: 1,500 words)
  • A scholarly engagement proposal (approx. 1,000 words)
  • Two references specific to the Fellowship application sent by the referees to reach by the closing date.

Please check exact requirements in the Further particulars

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications and references for the 2021-2022 round is 14 May 2021.

Application Form

Further particulars [PDF] and application form [Word]