Visiting Researchers

The Centre provides visiting opportunities to academics, professionals and research students who work in the natural resources areas from other institutions in the UK and abroad. The aim of the Visiting Researcher Schemes is to facilitate effective exchange of ideas and interaction amongst like-minded researchers and provide a stimulating environment for academic and professional development.

The Centre provides opportunities for three categories of visitors:

  • Academics and Professionals
  • Junior Researchers
  • Short research visits

Academics and Professionals

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The Centre welcomes a small number of visiting academics and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds every year. We particularly encourage visitors whose research plans fit in with our research themes. Following the tradition of the Centre, we offer a flexible visiting scheme of up to three months duration. In exceptional cases visits of a longer duration may be considered.

Such visitors are provided with office space with computing facilities, access to the library and online resources and a University e-mail address. The Centre charges a monthly bench fee of £100.00 to cover its costs.  Visitors will have to arrange their own accommodation and cover all expenses related to their visit.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications at least three months prior to their preferred time of visit.

Junior Researchers

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The Centre also welcomes a small number of visiting junior researchers, especially outstanding young scholars and students working towards their doctoral degrees in the natural resources areas or who have just completed their PhDs and are writing their theses in the form of monographs and/or articles. Junior researchers will be encouraged to interact actively with Centre staff and students, including active participation in the Centre’s bi-weekly doctoral research seminars.

Visiting junior researchers will be matriculated as non-graduating research students and provided with:

  • University computing facilities
  • Access to the University Library
  • Access to online resources
  • A University e-mail address
  • Access to University’s Generic Skills Programme, and
  • Access to the visiting lecture series

The Centre charges a monthly bench fee of £350.00 to cover its costs.

Visitors will need to arrange their own accommodation and cover all expenses related to their visit. Please note that the University uses a Pay-2-Print service for all printing and photocopying.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications at least three months prior to their preferred time of visit.   

Short research visits

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Researchers may also want to visit CEPMLP for a week or less in which case they will be asked to pay a bench fee of £100 to cover registration and administrative costs.