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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 within a Durham College.

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.

Application and nominations for Fellowships in 2023/24 are no longer being accepted, and the Fellowship for 2023/24 has been recruited.  The Fellowship will re-open for recruitment in 2023 for the 2024/25 Fellowship. Details will be announced in due course.