Nations and Nationalism

Anthony D. Smith Visiting Fellowship

From over one hundred applications, the Anthony D. Smith Visiting Fellowship has been awarded to Deborshi Chakraborty for his research proposal on ‘a transnational study of Bengali Muslim nationalism in the late colonial period’. Deborshi is a PhD student at Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin. He will begin the Fellowship at LSE IDEAS in February 2022, with an event based on his research to follow later in the year.

ASEN and LSE IDEAS would like to thank everyone who submitted an application. We greatly enjoyed reading the range of interesting, provocative ideas and hope that we will see many of them in print before too long.

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Applications are invited for the Anthony D Smith Fellowship with a starting date of January 2022 (though this is negotiable). The Anthony Smith Visiting Fellowship provides £5,000 for a one to two month research stay at LSE IDEAS. It is intended primarily, but not exclusively, for scholars in the early stages of their career, namely doctoral candidates and post-doctoral fellows whose work and research focuses primarily on a topic related to nationalism. Visiting Fellows will be required to write a Strategic Update on their research topic (up to 5,000 words) and present their research at an ASEN/LSE IDEAS seminar.


Doctoral candidates at an advanced stage in their thesis and early career researchers within seven years of submission of their doctoral thesis are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is 2359UTC on 1st October, 2021.

How to apply

To apply, please submit the following on the form at the bottom of this page:

  • Your CV
  • A 1,000 word research proposal
  • A 500 word statement explaining how the scholarship would contribute to your programme of research
  • Names and email addresses of two academic referees

If you would like more information, please email

Download a copy of the Anthony D. Smith Visiting Fellowship Poster as a PDF.

Application form

Applications for the Fellowship have now closed. We will be in touch with the successful candidate as soon as possible, although we have a lot of applications to read!