Institute for History
The Leiden University Institute for History welcomes visiting researchers, lecturers and professors from outside Leiden University that wish to conduct research or teach at the institute.
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic our policy to invite and welcome visiting researchers has been put on hold. As soon as we can offer our guests a safe stay in Leiden again we will resume our policy as sketched out below.
If you would like to be a visiting researcher at the Institute for History please first contact a senior staff member or (potential) supervisor for approval. For this you can visit our staff overview on the website. After approval has been given, the request will be assessed by the Management Team of the Institute. The eligibility of candidates will be considered in light of their past performance and the extent to which their planned project relates to the research specialisations of the institute. Admission furthermore depends on the length of the intended stay and the availability of a workplace (if desired).
In order to arrange all the formalities, please submit your application for guest research at least four months before the planned stay to the management of the Institute for History, via Dr. Peter Meel. The application should include a cv and a cover letter.
Self-funded researchers have two options when staying as a guest:
1) Guest stay with their own workplace and a full Leiden University account including e-mail, Wi-Fi and (digital) library access;
- for longer periods, from 3 months to a year
- costs are EUR 800,- (VAT excluded) per semester (6 months) plus possible additional costs for visa.
In case workplaces are not available and researchers wish to stay at Leiden University for a period between 3 and 12 months, costs will be reduced to EUR 100,- (VAT excluded) per semester.
2) Guest stay without a workplace and with a guest account including Wi-Fi and (digital) library access;
- for a maximum period of 3 months
- no costs.
Researchers from outside the EU
Researchers from outside the European Union, including PhD students and lecturers, who want to stay longer than a regular visa permits, need a valid working permit in order to work at the Institute for History. The HR department of the faculty will assist in requesting a working permit.
More information for (visiting) international staff can be found on the website of the Service Centre International Staff.