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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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£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.
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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.
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Extension to 2023/24 Small and Major Project Application Deadline

The IAS has extended its application deadline for small and major projects from midday 24 March 2022 to midday 31 March 2022.
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Issue 5 of IAS newsletter published

The spring edition of Transformations is now available. This edition features interviews with two former Fellows, renowned sound recordist Chris Watson and mathematical biologist, Stephanie Portet.
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Call for postgraduate funding

The Institute of Advanced Study has a small fund available to support research postgraduates organising Durham based events of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature for this academic year.
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IAS - 2023/24 Call for Small Projects, Major Projects and Research Developments

The Institute of Advanced Study is an incubator of novel, ground-breaking, interdisciplinary research. Its call for 2023/24 projects (Small and Major, including Fellowship nomination) is now open, as well as our new call for early stage development projects to run in 2022/23. Durham colleagues are warmly invited to submit proposals to all three schemes.
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IAS welcomes its 2021/22 Michaelmas Fellows and the start of projects

The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its first cohort of 2021/22 Fellows to Durham. The IAS Fellowship plays a major role in the life of the IAS, and we encourage your engagement with our Fellows. Fellows’ lectures and seminars are scheduled across the term, and collaborators will develop programmes of work during the term (see IAS events for further information).
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The IAS welcomes its Epiphany Term Fellows

The Institute's second cohort of visiting Fellows has begun to arrive in Durham. This term we welcome a number of Fellows to the Institute and wider University, as well as our virtual Fellows.
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Appointment of two new IAS co-directors

The IAS is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Co-Directors: Nayanika Mookherjee and Patrick Zuk.
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