IASH Postdoctoral Bursaries at the University of Edinburgh, UK 2020

Applications are invited for IASH Postdoctoral bursaries from applicants within and beyond the university of Edinburgh. The award will be focused on any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s oldest universities.


Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

Degree Level: Postdoctoral

Fields: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Benefits: In short, a 2020-2021 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

Place of Study: UK

Nationality: All countries

Number of Scholarships: Not known


Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Applicants from around the world can apply for the award.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 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.


Complete the online application here. Any additional application materials should be emailed to  iash@ed.ac .

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 iash@ed.ac.uk by 30 April 2020. If references are not received by this date, your application cannot be considered.

Referees should comment on the nature and quality of the research proposal, as well as on the qualifications of the applicant. One referee should certify the successful viva (defence) and final examination of the candidate’s PhD thesis.


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