Nations and Nationalism

Anthony D. Smith Visiting Fellowship

Applications for the 2024 fellowship have now closed.

Applications are invited for the Anthony D Smith Fellowship with a starting date of February 2024 (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.

In red text at the top, The Anthony D. Smith Visiting Fellowship, then in smaller black text, The Anthony D. Smith Visiting Fellowship offers a funded stay of one to two months at LSE IDEAS for early career researchers working on a topic related to nationalism. For more information and to apply, please visit, then a large picture of Anthony D. Smith lecturing, then the Nations and Nationalism and LSE Ideas logos


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 8th January, 2024.

Applicants may come from anywhere in the world. However, neither ASEN nor the LSE can assist with obtaining a visa. If the successful applicant requires a visa but is unable to obtain one independently, we will offer a remote fellowship instead of a visiting fellowship. This would give access to the LSE’s online resources, including electronic access to the library, as well as support and supervision from academics at LSE and ASEN.

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 have now closed.

Past winners

The 2023 Fellowship was awarded to Jon “Jack” Matlack for his research proposal, “Maneuvering Westward”, concerning training exercises of the US Army and German Army in the Cold War. He is a PhD student at the GSOSES and the University of Regensburg.

The 2022 Fellowship was 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.