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Interdisciplinary opportunities for postdoctoral researchers

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), supported by the university’s Research Culture development project Flourish@Durham, is pleased to announce the following opportunities, designed to enhance and promote the interdisciplinary research and leadership skills of post-doctoral researchers and fellows at DU.

1. Interdisciplinary Sandpit event, 25th April (Registration required)

Want to get involved in interdisciplinary research but you don’t know where to start? Have a question that requires the input from various disciplines?

You are invited to our Interdisciplinary Sandpit event on 25th April, 10-1pm at the IAS Cosin’s Hall, Palace Green, where you will meet peers from other departments, share ideas and brainstorm new projects . Coffee and lunch provided. Places will be limited so book your place by filling in the Registration Form.

2. Interdisciplinary Researcher Development Projects

We look to fund two projects of £1500 each to help post-doctoral researchers initiate and develop interdisciplinary collaborations on a topic of their choice. The projects could involve organising research events, establishing interdisciplinary research networks and/or piloting innovative research methodologies among other activities. Further details about this project call are available in the Application Form.


15th April                      Invite project applications.

25th April                      Interdisciplinary Sandpit, 10am-1pm, IAS Cosin’s Hall, Palace Green.

10th May                      Project application deadline.

The Sandpit can be attended as a stand-alone event, but also as an opportunity to help you develop your project and team for the upcoming project call.

For questions, please contact Dr Margarita Staykova,