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The IAS welcomes its Epiphany 2023 Fellows and start of new projects

The IAS welcomes its 2023 Epiphany cohort of Fellows, as well as the start of two new major projects, and a series of research development projects this term.
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Call for 2024/25 IAS Major Projects and Fellowship Nominations

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a home for growing big ideas. We support a broad and inclusive interdisciplinary community from across the full spectrum of Durham academics, where different perspectives are brought together to develop creative approaches to interesting and important problems. We are delighted to announce the launch of our call for Major Projects – an investment of ca. £40,000 - £61,000 per project in major interdisciplinary research ideas across the University.
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Addison Wheeler Fellowship Recruitment

Durham University, under the auspices of the IAS, invites applications for three Addison Wheeler Fellowships, 36-month postdoctoral positions commencing on 1 October 2023. This scheme is intended to provide early career researchers of outstanding promise with an opportunity to complete a major project. It is open to scholars from any discipline and of any nationality. 
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A packed term of events for the IAS

The IAS has a full term of activities, including seminars, lectures and workshops.
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Issue 7 of the IAS Newsletter, Transformations, out now

The current edition of the IAS termly newsletter, Transformations, is now published.
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An exciting term ahead for visiting IAS Fellows

The IAS welcomes its Michaelmas Fellows to Durham to work with colleagues until the end of this term. We are pleased to welcome:
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IAS announces a further call for development projects (2022/23)

The IAS remains keen to support research conversations, workshops, and network building which have the potential to develop into major projects in the future. Colleagues are invited to apply for small scale funding to help the early stage development of ambitious interdisciplinary projects.
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The Institute of Advanced Study is recruiting for its visiting IAS Fellowships for 2023/24.

The IAS is delighted to confirm that applications for Fellowships in 2023/24 are now being accepted. Closing date GMT midday Friday 17 June 2022.
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IAS announces its Fellows and supported projects for 2022/23

IAS confirms the details of the Projects it will support in 2022/23, and the names of its full cohort of 20 visiting Fellows.
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IAS announces its Fellows and supported projects for 2022/23

IAS confirms the details of the Projects it will support in 2022/23, and the names of its full cohort of 20 visiting Fellows.
Palatine centre

£2m grant success for Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes

Researchers from Durham's Departments of History and Archaeology have been chosen for a €2m European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. Led by Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes (History), the team will conduct ground-breaking research on how people responded to environmental and climatic change during the medieval period.
Medieval climate change project

IAS publishes its 2020/21 Annual Report

During a global pandemic and through a re-imagined Fellowship and programme, the IAS was still able to support high quality projects and a virtual international Fellowship during 2020/21.
Cover of IAS Annual Report 202021