Institute of Advanced Study (Durham)

Institute of Advanced Study (Durham)

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a research centre of Durham University. The IAS has been set up to bring researchers from across the world to collaborate on cutting edge research. The IAS was set up to mark Durham's 175th anniversary and will be housed in the Grade I listed Bishop Cosins Hall on Palace Green, Durham. The Institute accepted its first fellows in January 2006.

Facilities and Themes

Fellows of the IAS will be able to access all the facilities of the University and will work in one of the University's 27 departments alongside existing scholars. Fellows will also be involved with the colleges by giving and attending various lectures, seminars and formal dinners within the IAS, colleges and departments. The fellows will a dedicated office building, access to the four university libraries, two museums and botanic garden as well as the university's laboratories and research centres.

The research of the IAS is based around research themes across the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. The theme of the IAS's research is published a year in advance. A scoping exercise in late 2005 set out the core themes across the three academic strands with the inaugural theme in 2006-2007 was the "Legacy of Darwin". The current research theme is based on Modelling, with 2008-2009 theme on 'Being Human' and 2009-2010 theme examining issues surrounding Water.


The IAS offers fellowships to UK and international scholars with two different types of fellowships: distinguished and fast-track.
* Distinguished Fellowships will be offered to members of Academia who have an international standing and a history of high quality research in their field of study.
* Fast track Fellowships will be offered to scholars who are emerging as forerunners in their chosen discipline but who as yet are not of a high international repute.The Fellowships will each last three months, with ten award each semester. The first semester runs from January to June and the second from September to December.

Accommodation for the fellows will be provide by some of the university's colleges, usually in association with a fellowship offered by the college [ [ Institute of Advanced Study : College Fellowships - Durham University ] ] :
*Collingwood College - Collingwood College Fellowships.
*Grey College - Sidney Holgate Research Fellowship, Alan Richards and Isobel Holgate Mathematics Fellowship, Glaxo Smith Kline Fellowship, Dickinson Dees Fellowship, Best Fellowship in Public Understanding of Science and the Winifred Jean Stubbs Fellowship. [ [ Grey College : Fellowships - Durham University ] ]
*Hatfield College - Visiting Research Fellowship.
* St Aidan's College - St Aidan's College Fellowship
*St Chad's College - The Traidcraft Fellowship, Senior Research Fellowships, Durham Cathedral Artist in Residence and The Alan Richardson .Fellowship [ [ College Fellowships ] ]
*St John’s College - St John's College Fellowship.
*St Mary’s College
* Trevelyan College - The Trevelyan Fellowship and the Sir William Luce Fellowship in Middle Eastern Studies.
*University College - Leonard Slater Fellowship and the Pemberton Fellowship.
*Van Mildert College - Arthur Prowse Fellowship & the Arnold Bradshaw Fellowship. [ [ Van Mildert College : Fellowships - Durham University ] ]

Past Fellows

* Prof Jane Buikstra 2006/7
* Prof Michael Ralph Fellows 2006/7
* Prof James Moore 2006/7
* Prof John Hedley Brooke 2006/7
* Prof John Dupré 2006/7
* Prof Nancy Cartwright 2007/8
* Prof Donald A. MacKenzie 2007/8
* Prof David C. Stark 2007/8


The IAS is run by four directors nominally appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the university. The directors are responsible for the academic calendar and research events of the IAS. Three of the directors are responsible for maintaining links with the IAS and are thus named after the relevant faculty.The present directors are:
* Professor Ash Amin - Executive Director
* Professor Michael O'Neill - Director for the Arts and Humanities
* Professor Susan J Smith - Director for the Social Sciences
* Professor James Stirling - Director for the Sciences

Advisory Council

The advisory council works alongside the directors and meets once a year to develop the academic calendar of the IAS and aid in its promotion through members acting as ambassadors to the IAS and advising on new research themes. The present members of the council are
*Professor Sir Kenneth Calman
*Dr Bill Bryson
*Professor Dame Gillian Beer
*Professor Gillian Clark
*Professor Julia Goodfellow
*Professor Martin Daunton
*Professor Sally Macintyre
*Professor Nikolas Rose
*Professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh
*Dr Matt Ridley
*Professor Malcolm Schofield
*Professor Peter Smith
*Mr Peter Watson

ee also

* Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
* Institute for Advanced Study
* Some Institutes for Advanced Study
* Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin


External links

* [ IAS homepage]
* [ Industry Review Article]
* [ THS Article on IAS]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Durham Energy Institute — (DEI) is a research institute at Durham University. It was launched in September 2009 to undertake multi disciplinary research into energy. As of 2010[update], the Director is Professor Richard Davies. The principal aim of the DEI is to tackle… …   Wikipedia

  • Durham College Rowing — Crest Durham College Rowing (commonly abbreviated to DCR) represents all sixteen College Boat Clubs in Durham University, encompassing approximately half of the rowers, scullers and coxes in the region of North East England[1]. A …   Wikipedia

  • Durham University Boat Club — Location …   Wikipedia

  • Durham University Observatory — Durham Observatory Observatory front view …   Wikipedia

  • Durham MCC University — Coach: Graeme Fowler …   Wikipedia

  • Durham University Botanic Garden — Type Botanic Garden Location Hollingside Lane, Durham, England …   Wikipedia

  • Durham University — University of Durham Shield from the arms of Durham University Latin: Universitas Dunelmensis Motto Latin: Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis …   Wikipedia

  • Durham University Department of Physics — University of Durham Department of Physics Location Durham, County Durham, England Campus Main Campus, Durham University Affiliations University of Durham Website …   Wikipedia

  • Durham University Athletic Union — Team Durham Logo Durham University Athletic Union is a student run organisation responsible for sport at Durham University. In 2006, the Athletic Union was rebranded Team Durham to signify a more modern approach to sport at Durham. In contrast to …   Wikipedia

  • Durham Law School — Coordinates: 54°46′30″N 1°34′29″W / 54.775082°N 1.574678°W / 54.775082; 1.574678 …   Wikipedia