Visiting Scholar opportunities are offered to bona fide overseas scholars for a period of up to 12 months. Applicants should usually have a PhD and an appropriate record of scholarship and publications. Scholars should be able to show why their project requires the support of the IHR, and how they will contribute to the activities of the IHR. These positions are non-stipendiary and non-residential and the IHR is normally unable to provide office accommodation. Applications for Visiting Scholar positions should be made directly in writing to the Director of the IHR, copying firstname.lastname@example.org. They should include a current CV, a statement of research interests, an explanation of why the applicant requires the resources of the IHR, an indication of the duration of fellowship required, and the names and contact addresses of two academic referees, one of whom should be UK-based. From October 2014 all Visiting Scholars will be charged a bench fee of £200 per term. Additional fees for those requiring extensive access to IHR academic staff and resources will be negotiated on an individual basis.