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Institute of Advanced Study


Osman Hill Memorial Lecture and Medal 2018

The IAS’s Acting Executive Director, Professor Rob Barton, has been recognised by the Primate Society of Great Britain for his contribution to primate cognition, behaviour and brain evolution, and for his contributions to the Society. Professor Barton will be presented the medal at the Society’s forthcoming winter meeting in December.

The Osman Hill Memorial Lecture was established in 1977 to commemorate the influential anatomist and primatologist, Osman Hill , who died in 1975.


(28 Nov 2018)

Call for IAS Projects: 2020//21

The IAS aims to support academic staff in developing ambitious, novel interdisciplinary research. Each year the Institute supports four high-quality, interdisciplinary projects.


The call for outline proposals is now open.


Each project should involve at least two departments. Resource is now provided for the buyout from departmental duties of two project PIs (at the same level of IAS Fellows, up to £8,000 for 3-months). Buyout has increased following the repurposing the Christopherson-Knott (CK) Fellowship. This provides a total of up to eight PIs – two per project – and each project leader (PI) will be awarded an IAS Christopherson Knott Fellowship.

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

(9 Nov 2018) » More about Call for IAS Projects: 2020//21