Calls & Announcements
Please watch this space for new calls and announcements, both internal and external to UCL, from the Institute of Advanced Studies.
- Call for Event Proposals
The IAS welcomes proposals for idea/research-driven public events, panels or conferences to be hosted ideally in the Common Ground in South Wing. The event must be led by a UCL academic but may include partners from other institutions, and should aim to attract people from a range of departments and disciplines.
We particularly welcome proposals related to our research themes for 2018/19, Laughter and Turbulence, although all ideas will be considered. Should your proposal be related to Laughter or Turbulence, please mark this clearly in your application. More about the research themes can be found here.
The event should be held during Autumn Term 2018, and the deadline for applications is 16 July 2018. The maximum amount to be awarded per event is £2,000.
- IAS Book Launch Programme
We welcome proposals from any full-time member of staff who would like to celebrate their new book by launching it as part of our Book Launch Programme.
The launch should have some intellectual content, e.g. a conversation between the author and an interlocutor, a small panel discussion or a talk. We will provide the space in the IAS Common Ground area (which accommodates approximately 100 people) and basic refreshments. We would welcome the involvement of publishers with regard to signings and selling, but would then like them to contribute towards the provision of refreshments.
We plan to schedule these as evening events from 6 to 8 pm throughout the year at agreed times, pending availability.
We would also consider proposals from UCL academics who wish to engage in discussion on the occasion of the publication of books by non-UCL authors.
- Centre for Critical Heritage Studies Small Grants Scheme
The UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies invites applications from UCL academic staff or doctoral/ postdoctoral students to its Small Grants Scheme, which funds projects that lead to or support collaborative research on critical heritage studies. Funding of up to £2000 per application is available per project. In very exceptional circumstances we may consider applications up to £4000. There is no minimum limit for awards.
We particularly invite proposals that:
- involve collaboration between staff based in different UCL departments, and/or utilise cross-disciplinary approaches;
- aim to achieve research impact (through scholarly output, public engagement, influence on policy and practice, knowledge transfer or similar);
- aim to prepare the ground for new, extended research projects (including grant applications).
Typical projects eligible for funding include:
- hosting a research conference, a seminar, workshop, or symposium;
- public engagement activities and collaborations with external non-academic institutions;
- costs associated with a specific project, e.g. research assistant time (UCL HEFCE staff costs/salaries are not eligible);
- costs associated with a pilot study or the preparation of an application for the funding of a major research project, e.g. travel to meet with potential partners at other institutions.
- The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 June 2018 (4th round, 15 October 2018).
- Projects will be selected by the CCHS Leadership Group. We aim to inform applicants of the result by 1 July 2018 (4th round: by 30 October 2018).
- The project needs to commence and its allocated funds strictly be spent by 28 February 2019.
- Octagon Small Grants Fund and Friday Forum
Please click here for information about the Octagon Small Grants Fund and Friday Forum, which support UCL-based researchers and graduate students in the Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences and SSEES.
- Peking University Visiting Research Fellowships Scheme
The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) at Peking University is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the inaugural year of its Visiting Research Fellowship scheme organised with the Institute of Advanced Studies for UCL academics to visit Beijing during the year 2018-19.
The fellowships are offered as 1-3 month placements for:
- Early Career Researchers: Candidates should already have held a PhD for a minimum of three years.
- Visiting Scholars: Candidates should at minimum hold the position of lecturer or assistant research fellow and have a promising track record of independent achievements within his or her area(s) of study.
- Visiting Professors: Candidates should currently hold the position of professor and exhibit a high level of academic achievements including an outstanding record of research publications.
Fellowships will be allocated according to time spent in China and are non-stipendiary, but PKU will cover expenses for travel (one round-trip economy class ticket) and a living allowance (including accommodation fees) of 2,0000 RMB per month.The IHSS will provide hotel information for successful applicants.
Applicants are expected to have a named PKU academic or department link already or be able to demonstrate that they intend to develop one.
PKU fellows from UCL are expected to:
- Participate fully in PKU research-based activities and events
- Deliver a residential seminar at PKU
- Acknowledge the IHSS in publications that emerge from the residency at PKU
- Actively help to promote cross-disciplinary engagement between PKU and UCL
Interested applicants can choose to apply either for the Spring semester (March-June) or the Autumn semester (September-December). The residency period for Visiting Fellows is usually 1-3 months.
Scholars applying for the Autumn semester should submit the application prior to 7 May 2018 (Beijing time).
Following the end of the application period, IHSS will hold regular meetings to evaluate applications and make the final selection of Visiting Scholars.
Applicants will be notified of the results of their application via email within one month after the application deadline.
Download the brochure for the scheme here.
- Visiting Research Fellows (Non-Stipendiary)
Call for applications
Deadline: 31 August 2018
We welcome applications from post-doctoral, mid-career and senior scholars to become non-stipendiary Visiting Research Fellows at the Institute of Advanced Studies to spend between three months and one year with us.
We will provide desk space, membership of the IAS community and Common Ground, access to UCL resources including the library, full participation in IAS events (e.g. seminars, workshops and conferences) and a framework in which you can present your research and participate in a research community. In return, we ask that you make a case as to why being at UCL will be beneficial for you and how, in turn, you will contribute to the IAS.