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The School of Law wishes to invite applications for Visiting Fellowships from active research scholars from the UK and overseas who wish to spend time working at the here, and to contribute to the vibrant intellectual life of our School.

Our current visiting scholars

How to Apply

Applications are welcome from scholars in any field of law or criminology. Preference will be given to applicants whose research is related to the research agenda of the members of the School. Visiting Fellows will be given workspace and related facilities in the School of Law.

There is no financial support available, but the School is willing to assist in applications to other funding bodies to cover costs of travel and accommodation.

Visiting Fellows would be expected to present a paper based on their research during their time at the School.

Applications are welcome from scholars at any level of experience or seniority.

Applications can take up to two months to be approved by the Head of School, Faculty and Human Researces. Please consider this time frame when applying.

Apply to be a Visiting Scholar

Research in the School

Research is at the heart of the Law School's mission and underpins all of the School's academic activity, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The School's research covers a range of approaches and methods, including not only doctrinal research but also socio-legal, comparative, empirical and interdisciplinary research, individually and collectively.

School's research is organised around five research clusters:

Centre for Criminological Research
Sheffield Centre for International and European Law
Sheffield Centre of Corporate and Commercial Law

Each of the clusters stimulate research by providing a forum within which ideas can be disseminated and discussed. All academic staff, research staff and postgraduate students are members of one or more research clusters, which play a central role in the School´s research culture and strategy, each of which organises its own programme of seminars.

Recent Visiting Scholars

  • Professor Li Tao, Nanjing University of Technology, China
  • Dr Hong Zhou, Shandong University, China
  • Dr Rongrong Yuan, Shandong University, China
  • Professor Gonzalo Arruego, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Dr Lucia Busatta, University of Padova

Visiting PhD students

If you wish to be a visiting PhD student please bear in mind that you are asked to pay a pro-rata fee for the time you are here. Information, including how to apply and the application form can be found here.

Please contact if you require more information on being a visiting PhD student.