IMSISS-CES Visiting Scholar Fellowship

The IMSISS-CES Visiting Scholar Fellowship provides mobility funding to CES members to undertake a visit of up to 2 weeks at one of the IMSISS consortium institutions. Participating institutions for the 2022/2023 fellowship cycle are Dublin City University (Ireland) and University of Trento (Italy). 

IMSISS is an international consortium of universities and non-academic partners funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to deliver an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies. The IMSISS consortium is coordinated by the University of Glasgow. CES is an associate partner of the consortium. For more information please visit the IMSISS website.

Scholars applying for the fellowship must 

  • be a CES individual member in good standing and have an active membership in at least one of CES Research Networks.
  • demonstrate outstanding academic and/or professional experience in the Security Studies field.
  • bring concrete added value to the IMSISS programme and the partner institution in terms of student-centered teaching/lecturing, research activities, Master thesis support, workshops, academic/professional networking etc.
  • contribute, after their visiting scholar activities, to the promotion and dissemination of Erasmus Mundus in general, and the IMSISS programme in particular, in their university and country of origin.
  • contribute a paper or article on their research—arising from their visiting scholar fellowship activities to CES’ online journal EuropeNow and provide a testimonial report for the IMSISS consortium website.

In addition, scholars may be asked to act as CES-named mentors to IMSISS students. 

Priority will be given to applicants who wish to work on a joint research funding application/project or joint publication in collaboration with academic(s) within the IMSISS partner institutions and specifically at the host university where the fellowship will be carried out.

Duration and Grant Value

For the 2022/2023 Fellowship cycle, successfully appointed scholars will normally spend 1-2 weeks at their chosen institution during the relevant mobility period where IMSISS students are in attendance. Please note that for the purposes of the European Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACAE) one week equates to a minimum 4 out of 7 consecutive days and can include travel.

  • Dublin City University (DCU) March-May 2023
  • University of Trento March-May 2023

The 2022/2023 award will comprise actual travel (economy class) and accommodation costs plus a subsistence allowance of €250 per week. The host university will provide office space and the University of Glasgow will arrange all travel and accommodation needs.

How to apply

Please complete the application form and send to with copies of:

1. Curriculum Vitae (5-page maximum)

2. Selected Publications (3-page maximum)

3. Research Agenda (1-page maximum; fit with the long-term goal of IMSISS)

4. Cover letter highlighting how this visiting scholar fellowship will benefit both you and the IMSISS Consortium.

The application period for the Spring 2022/2023 fellowship is now closed!