Saturday, April 18, 2015

Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), Durham University 2016/17 Fellowships

Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), Durham University 2016/17 Fellowships

The Institute of Advanced Study is Durham University's major 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 2016/17 is 'Scale', interpreted in its broadest sense – scientifically, symbolically, legally, philosophically, literarily, politically, economically, and sociologically. Applications are now invited for 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 honorarium, travel, accommodation, subsistence and costs associated with replacement teaching or loss of salary (where appropriate). Further particulars are available from the IAS website Further details of the 2016/17
'Scale' theme can also be found here. Informal enquiries with the Directors of the Institute can be made via Linda Crowe, the IAS administrator (Tel: +44 (0) 191 3344686 or email Closing date for applications is 05 June 2015.
Eligible applicants will be partly funded by the European Union, through the Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise (DIFeREns).

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.

The theme for 2016-17 is Scale, interpreted in its broadest sense to be of potential interest to those working in a wide range of disciplines. A number of specific sub-themes have already been identified, including:
    Temporal and Spatial Scales
    Understanding and Representing Scale
    Human Scale
    Scale and Measurement
    Living Scales
    Sustaining Scales
    Governing Scales
    Technological Scale
    Scalability and the effects of Scale
Fellows will be able to engage in these themes or to propose others that are related to the theme of Scale.
Fellowships are available for a 3-month period between October 2016 and March 2017. Applications are considered from researchers or non-academics who have a well-established or strongly emerging international reputation, have made major contributions to their field, and can provide evidence of research leadership and/or public impact. They are expected to have played a significant role in shaping their discipline or field through their outputs, achievements and indicators of esteem. It is expected that the research or professional interests of applicants will complement the 2016/17 annual theme. Up to 20 IAS Fellowships are available each year.

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