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The Institute of Advanced Study offers world-leading researchers a unique space for transformative reflection in and beyond individual disciplines.

Fellows work individually and collectively, with each other and with Durham colleagues, to develop emergent thought outside received paradigms. Fellowships are offered both to established, globally-recognised scholars and earlier career researchers of outstanding promise.
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Each year the IAS sponsors a number of pioneering, interdisciplinary projects and research developments, providing support for preliminary activities, major developments and follow-up. Fellows participate in a wide range of events, from public lectures to seminars and workshops. Through its website and newsletter, Transformations, the IAS connects Durham with a global College of Fellows, and former Fellows regularly return to re-engage collaboratively with Durham colleagues. Additionally, the Institute invites key-decision makers to discuss pressing policy issues with academic experts. There are many ways for scholars and practitioners to participate in the life and work of the Institute, which has now expanded its on-site activities to enable virtual engagement in the post-Covid-19 world. We warmly welcome your involvement.

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Enquiries about IAS should be sent via the email below.

Institute of Advanced Study

Durham University,

Cosin’s Hall,

Palace Green,


DH1 3RL 

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2589