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Institute of Advanced Study

Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise (COFUND)

The IAS administers the Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise (DIFeREns). This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 267209. It is COFUNDed by Durham University and European Union, and encompasses two main fellowship schemes:

Junior Research Fellowship Scheme

The fourth round of the Junior Research Fellowship Scheme has closed for applications. The scheme is designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and to build international networks of scholars with a common passion for today's most important research challenges. Up to 11 Junior Research Felowships have been appointed commencing between July 2014 and October 2014. Starting salaries are in the range £30,424-£34,223 p.a. For details on this scheme visit the Junior Research Fellowship Scheme webpage.

Senior Fellowship Scheme

The application stage of the fourth round of the Senior Fellowship Scheme has closed. This scheme is designed to gather together scholars, researchers, policy makers or practitioners from around the world and across the full spectrum of science, social science, arts and humanities to address themes of global significance in collaboration with Durham's Research Institutes and researchers. Two classes of Fellowship commence in 2014-15: Senior Research Fellowships and Policy and Enterprise Fellowships. For details on this scheme visit the Senior Fellowship Scheme webpage.

DIFeREns2 (2014 – 2019)

A bid from the University to the EU (under the COFUND call) to extend our Junior and Senior Research Fellowship schemes for a further 5-year programme has been accepted. More information about this can be found on the DIFeREns2 pages.

“For the duration of the Fellowship, I was fully integrated in the life of Durham University, participating to workshops, colloquia and seminars, strenghtening and deepening the fruitful contacts and links already established (March, 2012)”

Dr Isabella Lazzarini, University of Molise, Italy