School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

We regularly host scholars from around the world who come to Newcastle to collaborate with our staff and students on a range of projects.

Recent visiting scholars have included Leverhulme Visiting Professors:

  • Maude Dikobe (Botswana)
  • Gary Kelly (Alberta)
  • Udaya Kumar (Dehli)
  • Donna Jo Napoli (Swathmore)
  • Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah

Additionally, Andrea Immel (curator of the Cotsen Children's Library, Princeton) was Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Visiting Fellow.

Visiting scholar programme

The visiting scholar programme is aimed at scholars who have already received their PhD or are established creative writers.

It is for those who would like to collaborate with named members of staff to develop research, teaching or entrepreneurial projects, and to make use of resources including our archival collections.

We welcome applications from early career researchers with the potential to be future leaders in their fields, as well as established academics.

Applicants should be employed by a university outside the UK for the entirety of the visit.

Individuals considering applying to be a visitor are encouraged to directly approach the person or people who they wish to collaborate with before applying.

Application forms and further information is available on the HR website.