Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Early Career Network

The IAS Early Career Network aims to bring together early-career academics working in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences across UCL.

If your work involves arts, humanities or social sciences approaches, feel free to join (even if you’re based in a primarily STEM faculty). Our definition of early-career is similarly broad: the network is open to PhD candidates at any stage and to all postdocs and lecturers (anyone on grade 7 or grade 8).

Our aims are to integrate relevant intellectual content with cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange, skills development and career guidance. And, not least, to offer opportunities for sociability and informal sharing of ideas and experiences. The network will be based on a series of events, including workshops on writing and on crossing boundaries of all kinds. Over time, it can evolve in response to the suggestions and contributions of participants.

If you would like to be part of this group, please email us at instituteofadvancedstudies@ucl.ac.uk


Scholarships and Research Funding

Student Finance England – Postgraduate Loans
UCL Scholarships Finder
Faculty Funding register (A&H)
Faculty Funding register (SHS)
IAS Octagon (events) funding (not available 2023/24)

Doctoral Training Centres/Partnerships

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (AHRC)
UBEL London Doctoral Training Partnership (ESRC)
The London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership
Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage & Archaeology (SEAHA) Centre for Doctoral Training (EPSRC)

Centrally-managed PGR Study Spaces

Senate House Hub

Key rights and obligations

Code of Practice for Graduate Research Degrees
PG Student programmes Terms and Conditions
Research Integrity
Risk Assessments

Doctoral School resources (regulations, policies, forms, etc.)

Coronavirus Response Plan for UCL Research Students
Essential Information for PGR students
UCL Research Student Log
Doctoral Skills Development Programme

Advice, Support, and Wellbeing

A&H FGT's Welcome - September 2020
Departmental Graduate Tutors
UCL Student Support and Wellbeing
Students' Union Academic Representation
Career development resources and networks designed to support Early Career Researchers and PhD students at UCL

Events for PhD Students

Reading groups

Current students and their projects

Arts and Humanities programmes

Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry (CMII)
English Language and Literature
Greek and Latin
Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Information Studies
School of European Languages, Culture and Society
Slade School of Fine Art

School of Slavonic and European Studies

Social and Historical Sciences programmes

Institute of the Americas
Institute of Archaeology
History of Art
Political Science

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (PGTAs)

Policies and Training
Joint Faculty PGTA job vacancies

Queries, Complaints, and Mediation

Faculty Graduate Tutors
UCL Student Mediator
Complaints Procedure