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Fellowship Opportunity at Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study

durham-universityThe prestigious Fellowship scheme is offered by the Durham University via its Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) and the University is keen that the Fellowship programme should attract the most distinguished scholars from around the world.

Launched in October 2006 to mark the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the University, the IAS is one of the University’s flagship research institutes. It is seeking to catalyse new ideas by bringing together world-leading researchers from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance. Through dialogue and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries, its aim is to foster creative and collaborative interdisciplinary research, which sparks new investigations, sets tomorrow’s agenda and leaves a legacy of embedded research projects in Durham.

Each Fellowship provides an honorarium (£3,000); a travel allowance; accommodation; and funds for teaching buy-out if this is necessary in order for individuals to be able to accept the Fellowship (up to £8,000).

There are usually 20 fellowships available in total and each is for a three-month period (either October-December 2020 or January-March 2021).  A proportion of our fellowships are reserved for invited Fellows to participate in specific projects sponsored by the IAS (for details see, or also to apply to collaborate with one of the four sponsored projects.

During their stay, in addition to pursuing their research, Fellows are expected to engage with each other and with staff at Durham, deliver a public lecture and present an IAS seminar. Once their Fellowship has ended, we hope that, as a member of our international College of Fellows, they will continue to collaborate with Durham colleagues.

Applications for the 2020/21 Fellowships are now welcome. The closing date for applications is 07 June 2019.  The full details of the Fellowship scheme are available at, and application details can be found at