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Institute of Advanced Study

College Fellowships

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:

Grey College - apply directly to College

Hatfield College - apply either via the IAS or directly to College

St Aidan’s College - apply directly to College

St Chad’s College - apply directly to College

St John’s College - apply directly to College

St Mary’s College - apply directly to College

Trevelyan College - apply either via the  IAS or directly to College

Van Mildert College - apply to the IAS (see: for the Arthur Prowse/IAS Fellowship and directly to College for the Arnold Bradshaw Fellowship

University College - apply directly to College

For any additional details on the application process for a Visiting College Fellowship please contact Linda Crowe. For those colleges that recruit via the IAS please complete the application form below. For Colleges that recruit their own Fellowships (indicated above) please make direct with the College using the links above. 

“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)

“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)