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Institute of Advanced Study

Fellowship Schemes

The IAS was founded as a high-profile initiative to showcase Durham University's research capacity, including promoting excellence nationally and internationally, facilitating multi- and inter-disciplinary research, catalysing new research capacity, and harnessing the potential for creativity and collaboration. Furthering these aims and lying at the heart of the Institute’s activities are the Fellowship programmes organised and administered by the IAS.

Our Fellowships are designed to attract talented researchers, both junior and senior, from across the globe and build international networks with a common passion for the deepest theoretical questions and most pressing practical problems facing humanity. We are able to bring academics as well as non-academics not only to the Institute via its IAS Fellowship programme but also to Departments and other Research Institutes following the introduction, in 2011, of the DIFeREns Fellowships. The DIFeREns scheme has also seen the introduction of Junior Research Fellowship, as well as Senior Research Fellowships and Policy & Enterprise Fellowships.

Our Fellows advance their research, engage with departments and colleges, deliver public lectures, papers and seminars, and, above all, join an international community of researchers to address the IAS theme selected for that year or to collaborate with Departments and Institutes.

In its continued work to achieve its aims, the IAS receives support across the University from Senior Officers, Faculties, Departments and Colleges. Their direct involvement in engaging with the IAS is attributable to the Institute’s continued success to attract the very best to Durham.

Senior Fellows are usually accommodated within one of Durham's sixteen Colleges. These offer and forge interdisciplinary communities and enable cross-disciplinary conversations and relationships to develop for our Fellows with hosts and students alike. During their stay Fellows are able to enjoy the sense of College community which thrives at Durham.

We invite you to review our Fellowship options and if you have any questions or queries please contact Linda Crowe on +44 (0) 191 334 4686.

Breakthrough

Visit Durham's brand new research microsite - Breakthrough - for examples of our latest research, outstanding achievements and research grants.