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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Postgraduate Participation


One of the core aims of the Institute of Advanced Study is to encourage Durham's research postgraduate community to engage with the work sponsored by the IAS. The Institute provides research postgraduates with a unique opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with some of the most distinguished scholars from across the world and to access to a wide range of events that allows them to examine for themselves the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary research. Postgraduates are encouraged to attend the extensive programme of IAS Fellows' seminars and Fellows' lectures. Lectures are open to all and there is no need to book a place; however capacity at IAS Seminars is limited and places must be book in advance using the online booking form.

Encouraging postgraduate involvement in the Institute's work and research is a major ambition of the IAS. The Institute has established a small fund to support research postgraduates organising local events of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature. Funding may change from year to year; however any funding call will be announced via this page for any interdisciplinary activities based in Durham during the academic year. For live funding calls see further details.

The IAS is a space and resource to explore ideas. If you are a postgraduate researcher keen to explore ideas through a interdisciplinary lens with other postgraduate researchers at Durham then make contact with the IAS.