Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


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.

Please apply by completing this application form and e-mail it to Catherine Stokes.

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 December 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.

If you wish to apply, please complete this application form and e-mail it to Catherine Stokes, along with a short (two-page) CV.