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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study


Call for IAS Projects: 2021/22

The Institute of Advanced Study supports the development of high-quality, creative and ambitious interdisciplinary research. Each year, the IAS facilitates and supports the development of four, cross-department ‘major projects’, and a number of smaller interdisciplinary research developments. 

The call for project proposals is now open.

Proposed projects must be genuinely interdisciplinary, innovative and ambitious. They should have both short- and longer-term objectives, and should aim to use the IAS’s developmental assistance to compose funding proposals that will fully support the research. The IAS particularly encourage projects that have the potential to build towards major applications for Leverhulme Centres, Wellcome Collaborative Awards, ERC Synergy grants, or similar. All projects must involve at least two departments, ideally in different faculties.

Full details about the process, projects and nominations and relevant forms are available on the IAS website here.

(15 Nov 2019) » More about Call for IAS Projects: 2021/22

Material Imagination - Project Website launched

Material Imagination, a project sponsored by the Durham IAS and Royal Society, considers how advanced materials play an increasing role in contemporary social life, from food to medicines, to architecture.

In this project, researchers in the physical and social sciences together with designers, artists and stakeholders are developing and testing a more inclusive way to imagine and innovate with materials.

Their new website has been launched. The project will kick-start with a sequence of interdisciplinaryevents and conversations between January- March 2020.

Also follow the project via Twitter @MaterialImagin1

(13 Nov 2019)