The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) runs a visitor programme and invites visiting Scholars/Researchers to apply to spend a period of time in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) in UL. The visiting scholars/researchers programme expands the research capacity of the faculty and encourages the development of collaborative projects between local and external scholars and researchers.

Applicants are required to have an AHSS staff member to support their application and should contact a member of AHSS staff in their particular field of expertise who then acts as their sponsor for the visit.  AHSS Faculty members research areas can be viewed on the following website: Find an expert | University of Limerick (

Applicants are required to complete and submit an application form

Terms and Conditions 

Visiting Scholars/Researchers:

  • will be hosted by a member of AHSS Faculty and/or an AHSS Research Centre.
  • will be listed on the AHSS website as a Visiting Scholar/Researcher with biographical note. 
  • will have access to the UL library.
  • will have access to scanning and printing facilities.
  • may be provided with a workspace, subject to availability. 
  • will be invited to contribute to the AHSS Newsletter and AHSS Research Events.
  • may be asked to deliver seminars on their research area/research project to AHSS Faculty and Student community.
  • Visiting Researchers can participate in AHSS PhD Development Series.
  • May be asked to offer informal mentorship to PhD students.

The visits are funded by external or personal sources (cannot be funded by AHSS). Visiting Scholars/Researchers are not employees or students of the University and therefore are not entitled to UL compensation or other benefits available to regular staff, faculty or students.