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Please watch this space for new calls and announcements, both internal and external to UCL, from the Institute of Advanced Studies.

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.

If you would like to hold your book launch as part of the IAS Book Launch Programme, please complete this application form and e-mail it to Catherine Stokes.

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.

Visiting Research Fellows (Non-Stipendiary)

Call for applications

Deadline: 31 August 2019

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.

If you wish to apply, please complete this

and e-mail it to Catherine Stokes, along with a short (two-page) CV.

 

Call for Event Proposals

The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies invites applications from UCL academic staff, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to its Call for Event Proposals, which funds interdisciplinary projects in the humanities and social sciences. PhD students must partner with a member of full-time UCL academic staff.  Proposals can be related to the IAS’s current research themes, but we also welcome interdisciplinary proposals which are not related to them.

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

The project needs to commence and its allocated funds be spent within Autumn or Spring Term 2019-20.

Funding of up to £2,000 per application is available per project. There is no minimum limit for awards. The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 July 2019. Projects will be selected by the IAS Director and Deputy Directors.

Find out more and apply here.

Call for Work Group Proposals

The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies plans to support a selection of curiosity driven, research led initiatives designed to bring researchers at all stages of their careers, plus people from multiple fields, together over the period of one year, to address an issue or a theme of mutual concern.

The aim of the Work Groups is to host generative, cross-UCL conversations around shared interests in the hope of engendering new thinking, new outcomes and new collaborations.

To be eligible to apply to set up an IAS Work Group, applicants must:

  • Identify a theme or an idea that they would like to explore in a creative, open-ended and exploratory way over the academic year 2019-20.
  • Find a team of co-investigators to co-ordinate the Work Group from at least three different departments.
  • Include researchers from different stages of their careers, encompassing PhD students as well as full-time academics.
  • Describe the kinds of work they would like the group to do, e.g. reading groups, seminars, workshops, panels, dialogues, etc.

The Work Group needs to commence in the Autumn Term and its allocated funds be spent by 31 July 2020.

Funding of £2,500 per application is available per Work Group and the deadline for submission of proposals is 30 September 2019. Projects will be selected by the IAS Director and Deputy Directors.

Find out more and apply here.

Call for Waste Event Proposals

The UCL Institute of Advanced Studies and UCL Urban Laboratory invite applications from UCL academic staff, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to its Call for Event Proposals on the theme of WasteThis funds interdisciplinary projects, and further information about the theme can be found here.  PhD students must partner with a member of full-time UCL academic staff.

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

The project needs to commence and its allocated funds be spent within Autumn or Spring Term 2019-20. Funding of up to £2,000 per application is available per project. There is no minimum limit for awards. The initial deadline for submission of proposals is 15 July 2019, but further deadlines will follow on 30 September 2019 and 13 January 2020 for events to be held later in the academic year. Projects will be selected by the Directors of the IAS and Urban Lab, and the 'Waste' Steering Group.

Please find out more and complete the application form