About IAS Fellowship
The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) was launched in October 2006 to mark the 175th anniversary of the foundation of Durham University. The IAS is a prestigious, ideas-based Institute with global reach.
The Institute aims to build research capacity, realise potential, and meet the challenges of a changing world by bringing together world leading scholars and practitioners from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance.
Up to 20, three-month fellowships are available (October-December and January-March) each year. Applicants may be from any academic discipline or professional background involving research, and they may come from anywhere in the world (though preference is given to International applicants). IAS Fellowships include an honorarium, funds for travel, accommodation, and costs associated with replacement teaching or loss of salary (where appropriate).
Durham offers Fellows time and freedom to think, away from the demands of their everyday professional lives. By recruiting Fellows from all around the world, the IAS also fosters an exciting intellectual environment in which thinkers from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas. Fellows will engage and forge strong links with at least one department at Durham, and are given the opportunity to deliver papers in many different settings.
Each year, the Institute supports four ambitious interdisciplinary projects tackling major research questions. It is advantageous if the interests and proposed activities of applicants complement the 2020/21 research projects sponsored by the IAS. Visit here.
Applicants can therefore apply to join a project team during the Fellowship period. However, fellowship applicants can also apply to join Durham colleagues in other collaborative projects, to develop ground-breaking ideas.
What the Fellowship will offer?
For the duration of their stay, all Fellows will be provided office space (single or multiple occupancy). In addition, all Fellows will be welcomed into a Durham College where they will be offered accommodation (in a one bedroom flat, or similar), and membership of the College’s Senior Common Room.
The IAS will cover the costs associated with the Fellow travelling to Durham from their home institution (one return fare – economy class), and will provide all Fellows with an honorarium (£3,000 for three months).
- Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply (though preference will be given to International applicants); in line with Durham University’s equality and diversity policies, we strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply;
- Applicants from any discipline are eligible to apply;
- Applicants may come from an academic or non-academic background (e.g. public intellectuals, artists, writers, film makers, journalists, policy makers, politicians);
- Applications should be from researchers or non-academics who have a well-established or strongly emerging international reputation, have made major contributions to their field, and can provide evidence of research leadership and/or public impact. They are expected to have played a significant role in shaping their discipline or field through their outputs, achievements and indicators of esteem;
- Applicants must submit a complete application as described in the Application Procedures (incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered);
- Applicants must agree to the conditions of the IAS Fellowships as described in the Further Particulars.
1. A letter of application;
2. A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
3. Two references;
4. A Fellowship proposal.
For more details regarding the application procedure, visit here.
Recruitment for the 2020/21 Fellowship is now open, and will close on 07 June 2019.
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