Distinguished Visitors

The program is designed for academics who will be able to contribute to the development of the SQA during a sabbatical. This may in the form of lectures, seminars and engagement with research groups across the partner universities. The program is for academic visitors who may contribute to the development of the SQA for a term of up to 12 months. Distinguished Visitors are expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching, research, scholarship or creative work at our partner universities.

SQA invites researchers from international research institutions to visit and collaborate with our community. The program is designed for academics who will be able to contribute to the development of the SQA during a sabbatical. This may be in the form of lectures, seminars and engagement with research groups across the partner universities. The program for academic visitors who may contribute to the development of the SQA for a term of up to 12 months. Distinguished Visitors are expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching, research, scholarship or creative work at our partner universities.

The SQA will cover allowances of the Distinguished Visitors such as travel, travel insurance, accommodation and visa cost but will not provide salaries or research funds. Details of the package will be discussed individually with each of the selected Distinguished Visitors to reflect their personal circumstances and intentions of their visit.

Initially, nominations may be made by any academic staff at one of the partnering universities. Please contact us and for information required to develop an expression of interest if you would like to nominate a Distinguished Visitor. Expressions of interest will be assessed on a rolling basis by the SQA Technical Advisory Committee which meets quarterly and comprises of at least one representative of each partner university.