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The IAS announces its incoming 2023/24 Fellows and Projects

The IAS is delighted to announce its incoming cohort of Fellows and four research projects for academic year 2023/24.
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Changes to Epiphany Term Events

Please review the IAS Term Card for date and venue changes to forthcoming events.
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Extension to 2024/25 Major Project Application Deadline

The IAS has extended its application deadline for Major Projects and Fellowship nominations from midday 16 March to midday 23 March 2023. We hope this extra time, in what has been a busy term, allows colleagues to submit with all the requisite information.  If you have any questions in relation to the process, please contact the IAS Manager, Linda Crowe. 
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Exciting Projects in Epiphany term

The IAS is supporting two exciting interdisciplinary projects this term: Opportunities in Pollution led by Kim Jamie (Sociology) and Margarita Staykova (Physics) with Fellows David Kneas and Beth Povinelli; and Risks to Youth and Studenthood in Digital Spaces with Rille Raaper (Education) & Mariann Hardey (Marketing) looking at students’ use of social media in the digital landscape, seeking to understand how it promotes student life transitions and identity.

Read the first Transformations edition of 2023

Issue 8 is out now with features from recent IAS Fellows, forthcoming projects and research developments and events, keep up to date the all the very latest from the IAS.  
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The IAS welcomes its Epiphany 2023 Fellows and start of new projects

The IAS welcomes its 2023 Epiphany cohort of Fellows, as well as the start of two new major projects, and a series of research development projects this term.
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Call for 2024/25 IAS Major Projects and Fellowship Nominations

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a home for growing big ideas. We support a broad and inclusive interdisciplinary community from across the full spectrum of Durham academics, where different perspectives are brought together to develop creative approaches to interesting and important problems. We are delighted to announce the launch of our call for Major Projects – an investment of ca. £40,000 - £61,000 per project in major interdisciplinary research ideas across the University.
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Addison Wheeler Fellowship Recruitment

Durham University, under the auspices of the IAS, invites applications for three Addison Wheeler Fellowships, 36-month postdoctoral positions commencing on 1 October 2023. This scheme is intended to provide early career researchers of outstanding promise with an opportunity to complete a major project. It is open to scholars from any discipline and of any nationality. 
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A packed term of events for the IAS

The IAS has a full term of activities, including seminars, lectures and workshops.
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Issue 7 of the IAS Newsletter, Transformations, out now

The current edition of the IAS termly newsletter, Transformations, is now published.
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An exciting term ahead for visiting IAS Fellows

The IAS welcomes its Michaelmas Fellows to Durham to work with colleagues until the end of this term. We are pleased to welcome:
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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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