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IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships for International Students in UK, 2018-2019

­Applications are invited for IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships for the receipt of the next round of applications. International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

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).

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities was established in 1969 to promote interdisciplinary research in the arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh. It provides an international, interdisciplinary and autonomous space for discussion and debate.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: February 28, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the School of Social and Political Science(SSPS). Fellows will be expected to work in collaboration with one or more members of SSPS academic staff, and to take an active part in IASH interdisciplinary events.
  • Scholarship Award: Funds are available in support of travel and accommodation costs.
  • Nationality: International students
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates for Fellowships 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 will be expected to have been in communication with the member of SSPS staff with whom they intend to collaborate before applying and to name the SSPS collaborator/mentor in their application. The collaborator should also provide one of the necessary supporting statements for the Fellowship.
  • Fellows are expected to be resident in Edinburgh throughout the tenure of their Fellowship and to play a full part in the activities of IASH and SSPS. The Institute may be able to help with finding suitable accommodation in Edinburgh. These fellowships are usually for a duration of one semester (3-4 months), and not less than 2 months, and are usually funded at approximately £1,250-£3,750 as a contribution towards additional living costs, and/or travel grants of up to £500. Applications for less than two months will not be considered.
  • No regular teaching is required, but Fellows are expected to become involved in the School and contribute through the provision of a workshop, seminar or online learning resources such as a series of blog posts. Fellows will give at least one seminar at IASH and one seminar/workshop in SSPS on their current research work.
  • 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.
  • The selection of Fellows will be made once a year by an SSPS-IASH Visiting Fellows Committee, comprising a representative from the SSPS School Office or the SSPS Research Directorate, and the Director of IASH or delegate.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Research Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The application form

You can find our application form here.

Supporting statements

  • A minimum of two and a maximum of three supporting statements are required.
  • One of the supporting statements must be from the member of SSPS staff with whom the applicant wishes to collaborate.
  • Applicants should ask their referees to write in confidence directly to the Institute Director at the address above or by email to iash-at-ed.ac.uk by the closing date.
  • Referees should comment on the nature and quality of the research proposal, as well as on the qualifications of the applicant.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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