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Institute of Advanced Study

IAS Fellowship

Recruitment for the 2018/19 Fellowship closed 30 June 2017. Applications can no longer be accepted.

The Institute of Advanced Study is Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institute, providing a forum for debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. The Institute seeks to catalyse new thinking on major annual themes by bringing together leading international academics as well as writers, artists and practitioners.

Applications for the 2018/19 Fellowship can no longer be a accepted (until 30 June 2017) and please note late applications cannot be accepted. Up to 20, three-month fellowships (October-December 2018 and January-March 2019). 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, subsistence 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.

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