30 April 2020.


United Kingdom.

(Partially Funded)


Applications are invited for postdoctoral bursaries 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.

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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 1,250 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.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Arts.
  • Humanities.
  • Social Sciences.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

 Three to ten months

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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.

Note: If you have taken parental leave or other time away from academia, this will not count towards the three-year limit, but you will be asked to provide brief details of why and for how long you were not working.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three to ten months.
  • Bursary* of up to a maximum of £13,000.
  • Dedicated office space, 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 Institu.

How to Apply

First Step: Complete the online application form here, choose Which Fellowship Programme you are applying for.

Second Step: Please upload the following:

  • your academic CV (maximum 4 pages).
  • Research Proposal: Outline of research (500-750 Words) Describe the research.

Note: Upload your CV and Research Proposal as separate documents.

Third Step: In addition to the application form, a minimum of two and a maximum of three confidential references are required. Applicants should ask their referees to email their reference to the Director at ( by 30 April 2020. If references are not received by this date, your application cannot be considered.

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