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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

College Fellowships

“The generosity and welcome from St Mary’s College has afforded another source of stimulus and a way of getting to know Durham University in a larger sense. I have not only felt extremely well looked after but enjoyed the multi-disciplinary mix of the Senior Common Room. ”

Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern FBA, University of Cambridge, IAS Fellow 2008-09 (St. Mary's College)

A number of Durham colleges offer their own Visiting College Fellowships (listed below on the left and below), most of which are offered for one term with the College providing free board and lodging but no stipend. Travel expenses are not paid.

This scheme is, for the most part, separate from the IAS Fellowship scheme and makes it possible for a small number of visiting scholars to spend usually one term in Durham during the course of the academic year. Fellowships are generally not available during the summer and are usuall restricted to the academic terms. In the majority of cases it is only possible for the college to accommodate the Visiting Fellow, although it may be possible in certain circumstances to accommodate a partner/spouse. The availability of Visiting College Fellowships remains at the discretion of the college and Fellowship vacancies may be subject to change at short notice. Those scholars holding a Visiting College Fellowship are entitled to apply to become an IAS Affiliate.

The following Colleges offer visiting Fellowship schemes. Please note carefully and please follow the appropriate application route.

Please apply directly to following Colleges for a College Fellowship at:

If you apply via the IAS for a Fellowship at either Hatfield or Trevelyan College you must complete the application from below.

Please apply either via the IAS or directly to College for a Fellowship at:


Please apply to the IAS only for:

Van Mildert College- Arthur Prowse/IAS Fellowship - This has a very specific annual timeframe and applications will only be accepted within this timeframe and by those that satisfy the application criteria.

For any additional details on the application process for a Visiting College Fellowship please contact Linda Crowe.

“The nine weeks I spent in Durham were among the most productive and at the same time most pleasant I have spent in years”

Professor Adi Ophir, The Cohn Institute, Israel. IAS Fellow 2008-09 (Van Mildert College)