Research Fellows at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies form part of a dynamic research community working on issues of relevance to the Institute's research portfolio. Benefits of Institute fellowships include (depending on fellowship type): access to the Senate House Libraries collections, which includes the Institute's own holdings; discounted attendance at our wide range of academic events and exclusive access to fellows-only events; a dedicated IT account and  email address; use of our shared office space in accordance with our hot-desking policy; access to institutional repositories such as SAS-Space; and the support of the research services team for authorised grant applications through the Institute.

In our experience, the most successful fellows are those who thrive in being part of an academic environment, and that is why we strongly encourage our fellows to run events to publicise their research, to collaborate with other researchers at a variety of career stages, both within the Institute and across and the School, and to contribute to our scholarly networks. Whether you are considering a fellowship with us as part of sabbatical leave from your home institution, to supplement your research, or for any other reason, we hope that you will take full advantage of these academic and research opportunities.