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IAS Fellowships

The Institute of Advanced Study is one of Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institutes. The Institute aims to build research capacity, realise potential, and meet the challenges of a changing world by bringing together world leading scholars and practitioners from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance.

IAS fellowships are normally available (October-December and January-March each year) based on nominations by Durham academics, and on open applications. Fellows come from across the disciplinary spectrum and from across the globe. IAS Fellowships include an honorarium, funds for travel, and accommodation.

Durham offers Fellows 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 fosters an exciting intellectual environment in which thinkers from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas.

Applications and nominations for Fellowships are no longer being accepted for the 2022/23 call.  Details for our 2023/24 process will be published in late 2021 or early 2022. Please contact the IAS Manager, Linda Crowe at,  if you have any questions or queries. 

How to Apply for a Fellowship; How to Nominate a Fellow

How to Apply for an IAS Fellowship

Click here for full application details.

External shot of Institute of Advanced study at Cosins Hall

How to Nominate a Fellow (only Durham academics can nominate a Fellow)

Durham academics click here for full details how to nominate a Fellow.