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Institute of Advanced Study

IAS 'Emergence' Theme for 2014-15: Proposals and Fellowship Nominations open to Durham Colleagues

(13 February 2013)

Following its university-wide consultation and announcement of its 2014-15 theme, ‘Emergence’, the Institute of Advanced Study recently held a scoping meeting to discuss the potential sub-themes under which proposals for activities may coalesce. The discussion was wide-ranging and involved almost 30 staff across 17 departments and 3 Institutes.

The potential subthemes and sub-theme leaders identified were:

Any staff member interested in any of these sub-themes should make contact directly with the coordinators above.

In addition, if colleagues have an idea for a research activity that does not fit under any of these headings, but is innovative and interdisciplinary, they are still encouraged to submit an activity proposal.

The deadline for returning proposals of activities and/or fellows is 18th March 2013.

Proposals (including nominations for Fellows) should be made using the pro-formas available to download from the IAS website on the ‘Annual Themes’ page under ‘Emergence’. Proposals do not need to be fully formulated ideas and plans, but summary statements that highlight creativity, relevance and outcomes. The details of the theme and the timescales mentioned above are also available to view at

Any queries or questions should be directed to the Institute Administrator, Linda Crowe.