Applications are invited for the David Hume Fellowship to be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh. The Fellowship is for 3-6 months in the academic year 2016-17. The fellowship provides a bursary of up to £10,000 towards travel and accommodation. The application deadline is 28 February 2016.
Study Subject(s): The David Hume Fellow will be an established scholar in any aspect of Hume studies.
Course Level: This is a 3 to 6 months fellowships programme.
Programme Provider: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh
Award can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Candidates will hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants and their capacity to disseminate their views among a community of like-minded people. Candidates should give evidence of any contact they have made with researchers at the University of Edinburgh, and of proposed collaboration during their visit to Edinburgh; those who do make such contact before submitting their applications will be at an advantage. Competition for Fellowships is intense and preference may be given to applicants who have not previously held a Fellowship at the Institute or an equivalent institution.
-Fellows are expected to be resident in Edinburgh throughout the tenure of their Fellowship and to play a full part in the activities of the Institute. The Institute will be pleased to help with finding suitable accommodation in Edinburgh but is unable to pay accommodation costs.
-No regular teaching is required but Fellows will give at least one seminar at IASH on their current research work and may be asked to speak to an appropriate subject group within the College of Humanities and Social Science.
-The Institute is close to the University Library and within easy reach of the National Library of Scotland, the Central City Library, the National Galleries and Museums, the Library of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland, the library of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the National Archives of Scotland. Access to both the extensive archival and online resources of all of these collections can be arranged for Fellows as appropriate.
-Only fully completed applications will be considered. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that all documentation is complete, and that referees submit their reports to the Institute by the closing date. Applications may include a copy of any one article or publication that is thought to be especially relevant to the research proposal and Fellowship submission.
Open for International Students: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
Description: Applications are invited for the David Hume Fellowship to be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh. The Fellowship is for 3-6 months in the academic year 2016-17. The David Hume Fellow will be an established scholar in any aspect of Hume studies. The Fellowship, which will be offered annually for five years, is intended to provide an opportunity for scholars to come to Edinburgh to work on the important Hume resources available in the city’s libraries and archives. The successful applicant will be expected to be in residence in Edinburgh for the duration of the Fellowship and to participate fully in IASH activities.
Number of award(s): Up to 20 scholars will be selected.
Duration of award(s): The Fellowship is for 3-6 months in the academic year 2016-17. The Fellowship, which will be offered annually for five years.
What does it cover? The fellowship provides a bursary of up to £10,000 towards travel and accommodation.
Notification: Successful candidates will be notified by email by the end of April with a formal letter of confirmation to follow; please ensure that you supply a valid email address so that you can be contacted quickly after decisions are made.
How to Apply: The application form can be completed on or offline.
– Online application form
-download the Word Document and and email it when complete to iash-at-ed.ac.uk.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 28 February 2016.