Recruitment to the IAS Fellowship programme for 2016-17 is now closed. Recruitment for the 2017-18 Structure Fellowship will open on 20th April 2016. Details of the Structure Fellowship will be updated on a regular basis ahead of the opening date.
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The Institute of Advanced Study is Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institute, providing a central forum for debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. The Institute seeks to catalyse new thinking on major annual themes by bringing together leading international academics as well as writers, artists and practitioners.
The theme for 2017/18 is Structure, interpreted in its broadest sense – scientifically, symbolically, legally, philosophically, literarily, politically, economically, and sociologically. Applications for the 2016/17 Fellowship will open on 20 April 2016. Up to 20, three-month fellowships (October-December 2016 and January-March 2017), linked to the annual theme. Applicants may be from any academic discipline or professional background involving research, and they may come from anywhere in the world. IAS Fellowships include an honorarium, funds for travel, accommodation, subsistence and costs associated with replacement teaching or loss of salary (where appropriate).
Fellows will contribute to the Institute’s annual theme.The Institute provides its Fellows with a setting that offers them time and freedom to think, away from the demands of their everyday professional lives. By recruiting Fellows from all around the world, the IAS also provides an exciting intellectual environment in which thinkers from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas. Fellows will engage and forge strong links with at least one department at Durham, and be given the opportunity to deliver papers at events organised to coincide with the annual theme.