International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development

ILGSPD Visiting Scholar Scheme

Visiting Scholars

The ILGSPD Visiting Scholar scheme provides mobility funding to guest scholars to undertake a research visit to one of the six ILGSPD Consortium Partner Universities – University of Glasgow, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, University of Tartu, Leuphana University of Luneburg, Radboud University, and Université libre de Bruxelles.

ILGSPD is an international consortium of universities funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme to deliver an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) in International Law of Global Security, Peace and Development. The consortium is coordinated by the University of Glasgow.

Both scholars from degree-awarding and Associate Partners of the ILGSPD consortium, as well as scholars from an organisation outside the consortium are eligible to apply. Funding is made available to sponsor visits of one week. (In exceptional cases, the Consortium may decide to support longer research stays.)

Successful scholarship awardees must:

  • demonstrate outstanding academic and/or professional experience in a relevant field.
  • bring concrete added value to the ILGSPD programme in terms of student-centred teaching/lecturing, research activities, Master thesis support, academic/professional networking, etc
  • contribute, after their visiting scholar activities, to the promotion and dissemination of the Erasmus Mundus Programme in general, and the ILGSPD programme in particular, in their university and country of origin.
  • provide a short report/testimonial for use on the ILGSPD website and for inclusion in reports to the EACEA.

Priority will be given to applicants who wish to work on a joint research funding application/project or joint publication in collaboration with academic(s) within the ILGSPD partner institutions and specifically at the host university where the scholarship will be carried out.

Applicants should identify relevant staff and outline proposed collaboration in the application.


Visiting Period and Institution

We are currently advertising for 4 visiting scholars positions:

  1. for a visit to Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) during February – June 2024 (Contact:
  2. for a visit to the University of Glasgow during September – December 2024 (Contact:
  3. for a visit to Leuphana University of Lüneburg during September – December 2024 (Contact:
  4. for a visit to the University of Tartu during September– December 2024 (Contact:


Application Deadline and Process

The deadline for applications for all four posts is Friday 15 December 2023.

In order to be considered, applicants are expected to submit the following documents:

  1. Completed application form (below)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Selected publications
  4. Research Agenda (1 page maximum)

Successful applications will be selected as follows: The hosting institution ranks proposals based on the criteria set out above. It presents a shortlist of 3 candidates to the Management Board of the ILGSPD Consortium for approval.


Duration and Grant

Scholars holding an Erasmus Mundus scholarship will normally spend one week at one of the Consortium’s Partner Universities.

The award will comprise actual travel (economy class) and accommodation costs plus a subsistence allowance of up to €250 per week on provision of receipts.

The host university will provide office space and assistance with travel and accommodation arrangements.

Please note that scholars’ visits may not be additionally funded by other EU funds.



Applications for ILGSPD are now open. You can apply as an Erasmus Mundus scholarship-funded student or as a self-funded student.