IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Edinburgh UK 2021-22

IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Edinburgh UK

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Scholarship Description:

Applications are invited for postdoctoral bursaries from candidates in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Applications are welcomed that are linked to the themes of the new Institute Project on Decoloniality, taking place at IASH from 2021 to 2024. This project invites scholars from around the world to visit Edinburgh and conduct research on the theme of decoloniality.

Competition for IASH Postdoctoral Fellowships is intense. University offer targeted postdoctoral opportunities in a number of disciplines, and applicants may prefer to apply for these. If an application to a specific postdoctoral scheme listed below is unsuccessful, it will then be considered as part of the general pool of Postdoctoral Fellowships.


The University of Edinburgh, UK.

Degree level:

PhD / Post Doctoral.

Field of Study:

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Scholarship Award:

IASH Postdoctoral Fellowship provides:

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 Institute.

The bursary may be used to top up an existing postdoctoral Fellowship (e.g. 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.


International Students.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate at the time of application, and normally within the last three years (i.e. you should have graduated between 2018 and 2021, although earlier graduates may be eligible if they have taken significant career breaks since completing their doctorate;

If you have not yet graduated, you must be able to produce a transcript, test amur, or a letter of completion/eligibility to graduate as part of your application;

You do not need to have actually graduated at the time you apply.

You should not have held a permanent position at a university, or a previous Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Those who have held temporary and/or short-term appointments are eligible to apply. If you have taken parental leave or other time away from academia, this will not count towards the three-year limit, but we ask that you provide brief details of why and for how long you were not working.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Please complete the online application form.

For complete details regarding the fellowship click here

Any additional supporting documents connected with an application should be emailed to [email protected].

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Application Deadline: 30 April 2021

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