Fellowship announcements

If UBIAS members would like to announce call for fellowships, please send an email to Richard Meckien at rkmeckien@usp.br with the following:

  • Fellowship name/type
  • Institute
  • Application deadline
  • A short description of the fellowship of a max of 80 words
  • Website link to the call.


OPEN CALLS FOR FELLOWSHIPS AT member institutes:

SEVERAL CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

Institute: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany in cooperation with Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), University of Ghana, Ghana
Deadline: 31 March 2020

The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) is dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central topic. More specific sub-topics under this umbrella prominently include sustainable democracy, sustainable peace and conflict management and environmental transformation as well as migration and displacement, restitution of cultural objects, and human rights research. Overarching aims of MIASA are working towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production and bridging the cultural divide between anglophone and francophone Africa. MIASA, established in 2018, serves as a hub for exchange, networking and collaboration amongst leading researchers from Germany, Ghana, the African and European continents and beyond. It is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Ghana at Legon (Accra). The Institute offers time and space for supporting innovative academic projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences of top international quality. MIASA supports these projects via different kinds of fellowships: individual fellowships, tandem fellowships with one tandem partner from Germany and the other from West Africa, and fellowships as members of so- called Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups. From 2021 until 2026, MIASA will grant some 20 fellowships per year in total.

 

Present calls:

 

Five individual fellowships of 3 to 5 months duration in the calendar year 2021

Individual fellowships will allow researchers to conduct a project of their own choice. These projects can be of an opening, continuing, or closing nature. The successful applicants will become MIASA Fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the agreed fellowship period. Key among the obligations is that MIASA fellows are required to spend the bulk of their fellowship in residence at MIASA at the University of Ghana.

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Two tandem fellowships (3-5 months) in the calendar year 2021

The fellowships will allow the researchers who are teaming up to pursue a joint academic project. This project can be of an opening, continuing, or closing nature. Two researchers – one from West Africa and one from Germany – will work in a collaborative manner on a particular research topic in the Humanities and Social Sciences, addressing in one way or another MIASA’s overarching aims.

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Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups (IFGs) in the calendar year 2021

IFGs are MIASA’s central instrument fostering original research of top-class international calibre on the central topic ‘Sustainable Governance’ and its sub-topics. In 2021, MIASA will fund one IFG from February 1 until May 31, and another one from September 1 until December 2021. An IFG brings together a group of up to six fellows for a duration of four months.
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Up to four 6-month Junior Fellowships in Global History in the academic
year 2020/21

Institute: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany
FRIAS in conjunction with the International Balzan Prize Foundation
offers up to four 6-month Junior Fellowships in Global History in the
academic year 2020/21. The fellowships are funded from the Balzan Prize awarded to Professor Jürgen Osterhammel by the Fondazione Internazionale Premio Balzan. They are addressed to scholars preparing a post-doctoral research monograph on a global history topic. Fellows will join the multidisciplinary community at FRIAS and will have full access to the facilities and activities at the Institute.
Deadline: 31 March 2020
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3 network RESEARCH VISITS FOR INTERNATIONAL EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS

Institute: Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
Research Visits at the Zukunftskolleg support temporary research stays up to three months by international early career researchers from partner research institutions and from within the network of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) or the Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study (NetIAS). The aim of the Research Visits is to provide an opportunity to engage in a research project at the University of Konstanz, ideally in collaboration with a Zukunftskolleg fellow. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the humanities, natural and social sciences. Interdepartmental and interdisciplinary study is encouraged. Visiting researchers receive a working space in the Zukunftskolleg with all the usual research facilities and are expected to participate in all the Zukunftskolleg’s activities. Experimental projects in the natural sciences can only be supported if arrangements for lab space are made with the respective departments, since the Zukunftskolleg does not have any laboratory space of its own. Funding will include round trip travel to Konstanz and up to EUR 800 per month toward accommodation in Konstanz. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for Research Visits.
Deadline: 15 February 2020
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SEVERAL CALLS FOR FELLOWSHIPS

Institute: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), Edinburgh
Deadline: 28 February 2020, 5 pm (GMT)

Senior Anniversary Fellowship 2020-21

To mark our 50th anniversary year, we have created a three-month Fellowship for the most promising scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2020-21, we seek applications centred on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost disciplinary boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £10,500 bursary, plus travel grants.

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Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships 2020-21

These Visiting Fellowships of between two and four months are intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of Visiting Research Fellows with a specific focus on the Environmental Humanities. £1,000 bursary.

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IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships 2020-21

The IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships are intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of visiting Research Fellows together with academics in the School of Social and Political Science (SSPS). Two to four month visit. Stipend available.

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Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship in 18th-Century Scottish Studies 2020-21

The Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship honours two outstanding scholars of eighteenth-century Scottish literature and culture, Professor David Daiches (1912–2005) and Professor Susan Manning (1953–2013). Bursary of US$3,000/£1,800 towards travel and accommodation in support of research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Scottish studies. Two to six month visit, open to postdoctoral scholars of all nationalities, in all disciplines, and at all career levels.

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Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowships 2020-21

These Visiting Fellowships of between two and four months are intended to encourage outstanding digitally-focussed, interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities with a specific focus on the digital. £1,000 bursary.

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Combe Trust Fellowship

The Combe Trust Fellowship is intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research and international scholarly collaboration with academics in the Centre for Theology and Public Issues in Edinburgh: https://ctpi.div.ed.ac.uk/. Applications for visits of two to three months are welcomed from senior researchers in the following areas: public theology, religion and religious education, physiology and health, Scots law, peacebuilding, prison reform, psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience, moral philosophy, natural sciences or the arts (e.g. theatre, film, dance, visual arts). £3,900 bursary.

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IASH-Alwaleed Research Fellowship

The IASH-Alwaleed Research Fellowship is intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research in the field of contemporary Islam and Muslim culture, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of visiting Research Fellows together with academics in the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World: www.alwaleed.ed.ac.uk. £3,500 bursary plus travel grants.

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NORBERT ELIAS FELLOWSHIPS

Institute: ZiF, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany
In order to enhance the plurality of perspectives the ZiF offers two Norbert Elias Fellowships per year to researchers from Africa to take part in the ZiF's Research Groups. Successful applicants will become Fellows of one of the Research Groups and live and work at the ZiF for up to ten months. Norbert Elias Fellows also have the opportunity to work on their own projects, qualification and networking. Applications are welcome from senior or postdocs researchers from African Universities from all disciplines that can contribute to the research group's topic and are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.
Deadline: 28 February 2020
Website link to the call
More information on the program

Call for ZUKOnnect Fellowships

Institute: Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
Up to 5 (post-)doctoral stipends are available for up to 3 months (with justification for up to 4 months) and are based at the Zukunftskolleg. The start date is between September 1st, 2020 and October 1st, 2020. Deadline for applications is 28 February 2020.

The Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. As ZUKOnnect Fellow, you can use this time to extend your research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz, without losing your ties to your home university. As these fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, we also encourage doctoral students in their last year to apply. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for ZUKOnnect Fellows.

Deadline: 28 February 2020
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FUNDEP/IEAT CHAIRS PROGRAM CALL

Institute: Institute of Advanced Transdisciplinary Studies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The FUNDEP/IEAT Chairs Program is designed to bring renowned scholars developing advanced research interested in interacting with research groups at Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) for short stays between August 2020 and July 2021. The submission of the chair name and project must the made by the UFMG's researcher who will host the visitors during his/her period at the University.
Two types of chair proposals are available:

Visiting Chairs
: for senior researchers, with a duration of 7 (seven) to 19 (nineteen) days, covering travel expenses and a financial for services rendered of R$ 1.000 (one thousand reais, around US$250) per day, limited to R$10.000,00. The activities should involve interaction with local groups, conferences, lectures and work meetings.
Resident Chairs
: for researchers with international recognition in their line of work to develop collaborative research projects. It has a duration of 20 (twelve) to 60 (sixty) days, and finantial support   covering travel expense   and  R$850,00  (eight hundred and fifty reais) per day, limited to R$30.000,00. IEAT also provides travel expenses and operational support for the chair.
The proposal documentation must be sent to the electronic address editais@ieat.ufmg.br.
Deadline: 3 April 2020
Website link to the call

cOOPERATION GROUPS 2020/21 FELLOWSHIPS

Institute: ZiF, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany
Open for applications by interdisciplinary research groups, not for individual Fellowships.
Deadline: Open for application all year.
Read more about the Cooperation Group fellowships and how to apply

PASt - EXPIRED - call for fellowships:

AIAS-COFUND FELLOWSHIPS

Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
Who can apply? AIAS-COFUND fellowships are available for talented researchers from around the globe holding a PhD and at least two years of fulltime postdoctoral research experience after completing their PhD. Applicants can choose their research topic freely within all academic areas.
Deadline: 17 January 2020
Read more and how to apply

FELLOWS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM @ PARIS SEINE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Institute: The Institute for Advanced Studies @ Université de Cergy-Pontoise / Paris Seine initiative
The PSI-IAS Fellowships program is an international multidisciplinary visiting program. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible. The program will host 10 junior and senior researchers, for a duration ranging from 4 months to one year, during the academic year 2020-2021.
Deadline: 17 January 2020 (summary) and 14 February 2020 (full application)
Program description
Website link to the call
Inquiries: fir-inq@ml.u-cergy.fr

14TH CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - FELLOWSHIPS AT THE ZUKUNFTSKOLLEG

Institute: Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
The Institute offers:

  • Five 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships for all those in the early stage of their academic career who plan to develop and implement an independent research project. The target group consists of researchers at the postdoctoral level, who are open-minded, risk-taking and intellectually gifted, so that they can reasonably be expected to take up leading roles in academia.
  • Five 5-year Research Fellowships to promote researchers with significant work experience at the postdoctoral level aiming for a career in academia. The Fellows build their own academic identity by leading an independent research group at the University of Konstanz. These fellowships are available to researchers characterised by a strong and creative mind, an ability to think and communicate beyond their own disciplines, regardless of their nationality.

Both Fellowships are open to researchers from all fields represented at the University of Konstanz.
Deadline: 15 October  2019
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FELLOWSHIPS (JUNIOR/SENIOR) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2020 ON "THE GOVERNANCE OF ENERGY TRANSITIONS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH"

Institute: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany in cooperation with Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), University of Ghana, Ghana
MIASA is dedicated to the topic of ‘Sustainable Governance’. In its second call for short-term fellowships MIASA welcomes applications from excellent researchers to join the interdisciplinary fellow group (IFG) “Sustainable Rural Transformation” from February to May 2020.

Eligible for application are junior and senior researchers from all countries after completion of their PhD in a relevant discipline of the Humanities or the Social Sciences. Applicants must propose a research project that matches the research focus of the IFG on “Sustainable Rural Transformation in Africa”.
Deadline: 15 October 2019
Website link to the call
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Application Guidelines

UP TO 25 INDIVIDUAL MARIE S. CURIE FCFP FELLOWSHIPS (JUNIOR/SENIOR) FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/21

Institute: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany
FRIAS is announcing its seventh call for applications for the FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme (FCFP) and invites outstanding international senior and junior researchers from all disciplines and nationalities to apply. Fellowships of 3 to 10 months in the senior scheme and of 12 months in the junior scheme may be applied for. Conditions are internationally competitive. All fellowships will be awarded through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. The FCFP is co-financed by the EU’s Marie S. Curie Actions COFUND Programme.
Deadline: 15 September 2019
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IAS FELLOWSHIP 2020/21

Institute: Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University
The Institute of Advanced Study is one of Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institutes providing a forum for debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. 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 fosters an exciting intellectual environment in which thinkers from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas. Applicants may be from any academic discipline or professional background.
Deadline: 7 June 2019
Website link to the call

FELLOWSHIPS (JUNIOR/SENIOR) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA FROM FEBRUARY TO MAY 2020 ON “SUSTAINABLE RURAL TRANSFORMATION”

Institute: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany in cooperation with Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), University of Ghana, Ghana
MIASA is dedicated to the topic of ‘Sustainable Governance’. In its second call for short-term fellowships MIASA welcomes applications from excellent researchers to join the interdisciplinary fellow group (IFG) “Sustainable Rural Transformation” from February to May 2020.

Eligible for application are junior and senior researchers from all countries after completion of their PhD in a relevant discipline of the Humanities or the Social Sciences. Applicants must propose a research project that matches the research focus of the IFG on “Sustainable Rural Transformation in Africa”.
Deadline: 15 May 2019
Website link to the call

SEVERAL CALLS FOR FELLOWSHIPS

Institute: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), Edinburgh
Deadline: 30 April 2019, 5 pm (GMT)

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019-20
Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships lasting up to ten months from candidates in any area of the Arts, 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. £12,500 bursary available.

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Junior Anniversary Fellowship 2019-20

In our 50th anniversary year, we are creating a ten-month Fellowship for the most promising early-career scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2019-20, we seek applications centred on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £15,000 bursary available.

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Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019 - 2020

These Visiting Fellowships of between three and six months are intended to encourage outstanding digitally-focussed, interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities with a specific focus on the digital. £7,500 bursary available.

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CSMCH
-IASH Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History 2019-20

This three-month Fellowship is intended to encourage outstanding early-career interdisciplinary research and scholarly collaboration in the broad field of modern and contemporary history. The CSMCH has selected this year's interdisciplinary research theme as 'revolution', and applicants must address this theme. Otherwise, there is no limit on geographical area or time period, as long as the bulk of research falls within the 'modern and contemporary' period (c.1750-present). £3,300 bursary available, plus travel grants.

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Library Fellowships 2019-20

Applications are invited for three to six month Library Fellowships from postdoctoral scholars in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, to examine special collections held at the University of Edinburgh. The collections include archives, manuscripts, rare books, art, musical instruments and other museum collections, many of which have either not been catalogued or not fully researched, presenting novel opportunities to a wide range of scholarly disciplines. Topics for 2019-20 can include the Scottish Session Papers, archives of Thomas Nelson or Arthur Koestler, Middle Eastern manuscripts or the Malawi collections. £7,500 bursary available, plus travel grants.

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FIVE AAA FELLOWSHIPS FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS FROM LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA AND ASIA

Institute: Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
The Zukunftskolleg’s AAA Fellowships support early career researcher from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The AAA Fellowships have a duration of up to three or six months and are offered to researchers related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. You can use this time to extend your research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz, without losing your ties to your home university. As these fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, we also encourage doctoral students in their last year to apply. As an AAA Fellow, you will have a Zukunftskolleg Fellow as a partner who will help you integrate into your respective department and will support you during your research. Funding follows DAAD rules and will include a stipend of 1.200€/ month and a contribution to traveling to Konstanz and back. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for AAA fellows. You may negotiate a contribution to health insurance and visa costs with the Central Office after the application was granted by the Executive Committee.
Deadlines: 31 March and 30 April, 2019
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DOCTORAL POSITIONS FOR PH.D. PROJECTS

Institute: Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany
Positions in the fields of Classics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Philosophy and especially in the fields of North American and Modern History and Ancient History as well as related subjects within the framework of the International Graduate School (IGS) “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices” directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Erfurt) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spickermann and Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Fischer (Graz), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The positions are to be filled by 1 October 2019 for a period of 29 months, with the option of a further extension of seven months possible. The project is a cooperation between the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt and the University of Graz. Participants are required to spend one academic year at the cooperating university in the second year of their term.
Deadline: 15 April 2019
Further information on how to apply

CALL FOR FELLOWSHIPS

Institute: Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany
The Kollegforschungsgruppe (KFG, “DFG-Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities”) "Religion and Urbanity. Reciprocal transformations" invites applications for fellowships for the time period between September 1, 2019 and February 28, 2021. Fellowships are granted for a period of 3 to 6 months. Fellows must reside in Erfurt during the fellowship period.

The KFG investigates the co-constitution and co-evolution of religion and the urban. This comprises the reciprocal processes deriving from, but also impacting on objects, architecture, and texts, but also on narratives, imaginaries and aspirative imaginations. The fellowships are awarded to scholars working in the Humanities, especially in the fields of History or of History of Religion (or in the fields of Sociology and Urban Studies with a focus on historical and religious developments). The KFG is financed by the German Research Foundation (FOR 2779) and directed by Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau and Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke. Further information about the Max-Weber-Kolleg and the KFG available at: www.uni-erfurt.de/maxweand www.uni-erfurt.de/go/urbrel.
Deadline: 15 April 2019
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FELLOWS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM @ PARIS SEINE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

Institute: The Institute for Advanced Studies @ Université de Cergy-Pontoise / Paris Seine initiative
The PSI-IAS Fellowships program is an international multidisciplinary visiting program. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible. The program will host 10 junior and senior researchers, for a duration ranging from 4 months to one year, during the academic year 2019-2020.
Deadline: 5 March 2019, 1 pm
Please find the details of the call for proposals below

SEVERAL CALLS FOR FELLOWSHIPS

Institute: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh
Deadline: 28 February 2019, 5 pm (GMT)

Senior Anniversary Fellowship 2019-2020
In our 50th anniversary year, we are creating three-month Fellowships for the most promising scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2019-20, we seek applications centred on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost disciplinary boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £10,500 bursary, plus travel grants.

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Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships 2019-2020

These Visiting Fellowships of between two and four months are intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of Visiting Research Fellows with a specific focus on the Environmental Humanities. £1,000 bursary available.

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IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships 2019-2020

The IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships are intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of visiting Research Fellows together with academics in the School of Social and Political Science(SSPS). Two to four month visit. Stipends available.

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Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship in 18th-Century Scottish Studies 2019-2020

The Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship honours two outstanding scholars of eighteenth-century Scottish literature and culture, Professor David Daiches (1912–2005) and Professor Susan Manning (1953–2013). Bursary of US$3,000/£1,800 in support of research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Scottish studies. Two to six month visit, open to postdoctoral scholars of all nationalities, in all disciplines, and at all career levels.

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Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowships 2019 - 2020

These Visiting Fellowships of between two and four months are intended to encourage outstanding digitally-focussed, interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities with a specific focus on the digital. £1,000 bursary available.

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