CfA: Postdoctoral Fellowships and Bursaries 2016-17, IASH Edinburgh
Applications are invited for postdoctoral bursaries from candidates in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
IASH provides an enviable location in one of the world’s most intellectually inspiring cities, together with a dynamic network of international connections.
Home to the Scottish Enlightenment, Edinburgh has a rich cultural heritage of scholarship and creativity that continues to the present day. In this haven of libraries and archives, galleries and music venues – all set amid iconic architecture – IASH takes the humanities beyond campus to engage the public and work with organisations in a variety of different sectors.
The Institute welcomes visiting researchers from across the world. Since 1970, over 1000 Fellows have stepped through our doors. Up to 30 researchers are in residence at any one time in our amazing–and eclectic–eighteenth century building just on the edge of the University’s central campus, boasting views of The Meadows.
From upwards of 65 countries, IASH Fellows form a global alumni community, and many career-long connections begin at the Institute.
What does an IASH Postdoctoral Fellowship offer?
IASH hosts a lively scholarly community of visiting fellows. It is a supportive environment for postdoctoral researchers, while also offering networking opportunities with successful mid-career and eminent senior scholars. The Institute occupies a historic building with private courtyard and leafy views–perfect for uninterrupted thinking, reading and writing. Yet there is also plenty of opportunity to socialise and share ideas.
In short, a 2016-2017 IASH Postdoctoral Fellowship provides:
– Research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three to ten months
– Bursary* of up to a maximum of £10,000
– Dedicated office space and University e-mail and library access
– An allocated University mentor from an area relevant to the Fellows’ research interests
– Weekly Fellows’ Lunch to build community
– Collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas
– Calendar of engaging events at the Institute and College
– Opportunities to participate in and design funded workshops, colloquia etc at the Institute
*The bursary may be used to top up an existing postdoctoral Fellowship (eg British Academy), or as a contribution towards living expenses. Applicants are asked to indicate other sources of support for which they have applied and the expected date of outcome. No teaching is required, but successful applicants may be able to supplement the bursary by individually arranging their own concurrent teaching, though the Institute expects that a maximum commitment of 0.4 of a full time position will be dedicated to work other than the Postdoctoral Fellow’s individual research project.
Who can apply?
We warmly welcome applications from both within and beyond the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate at the time of application, and normally within the last three years (you must be able to produce a transcript, testamur, or a letter of completion/eligibility to graduate as part of your application). You should not have held a permanent position at a university, or a previous Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Those who have held temporary and / or short term appointments are eligible to apply.