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Institute of Advanced Study


IAS Research Postgraduate Fund

The Institute of Advanced Study has a small fund available to support research postgraduates organising Durham based events of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature. Applications for funding are now being accepted for activities taking place during the 2018/19 year. To apply to this fund, please complete the pro forma on the IAS website and submit no later than 14 November 2018 (see:  If you have any questions please contact IAS Manager, Linda Crowe.

(4 Oct 2018)

The IAS welcomes the Michaelmas Term of Fellows

The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its first cohort of Fellows for Michaelmas term. Building on its capacity to attract leading international scholars, the IAS is hosting a range of researchers from the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. 2018/19 sees the introduction of an IAS framework in which we support four high-quality, interdisciplinary projects addressing major research questions. These projects also integrate several visiting IAS Fellows during 2018/19.

Fellows this term include, among others, psychologist Dr Joanne Arciuli from the University of Sydney whose interdisciplinary and cross-linguistic program of basic and applied research spans Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Speech-Language Pathology; historian Professor Peter H. Hansen from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, whose scholarship investigates the entangled histories of mountaineering and modernity; and anthropologist Dr Tamara Kohn from the University of Melbourne, whose research has explored issues of identity and belonging, the body and senses, and methods and ethics in anthropological research.

Fellows will be engaging and collaborating with Durham colleagues on a number of different interdisciplinary Durham-led projects, and each Fellow will deliver a seminar and public lecture, as well as engaging with their College. 

Discover more about the IAS visiting Fellows this term by visiting or contact the IAS at: 

(1 Oct 2018)