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Institute of Advanced Study

Launch of 2012-13 IAS Fellowship Scheme

(25 May 2011)

The theme for 2012/13, for which applications are now invited, is Time, interpreted in its broadest sense to be of potential interest to those working in a wide range of disciplines.  

Fellowships are available for a 3-month period between October 2012 and March 2013.  Up to 20 IAS Fellowships are available and  are offered to to those whose research complements the 2012/13 annual theme. 

The IAS was founded in 2006 to mark the 175th anniversary of the foundation of Durham University.  The aim of the Institute is to cultivate - and communicate to various publics - new thinking on big ideas through critical dialogue across professional and disciplinary boundaries.  At the core of IAS activities lies a generously funded UK and international fellowship programme organised around an annual theme. This allows the IAS to gather together the world's finest scholars and non-academics (e.g. intellectuals, artists, writers, journalists, policy makers, and politicians) from the full spectrum of science, social science, arts and humanities disciplines to address themes of global significance.  The Institute provides its fellows with a setting that offers them freedom to think in an unconstrained way, exempt from the day to day demands of their normal professional obligations, and in the company of other thinkers from very different backgrounds.  The IAS seeks to develop a truly global perspective by ensuring that its fellows are recruited from all over the world, including the global south.

For further details visit the Fellowship scheme webage.  Deadline for applications is Sunday 12 June 2011.  Eligible applicants will be partly funded by the European Union, through the Durham International Fellowship Scheme.