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IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellowship in the United Kingdom

Duncan Forrester Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, UK

Fully Funded
Country: UK
City: Edinburgh
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The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh calls application for 2020 IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellowship in the United Kingdom. The institute provides a number of innovative research and public engagement activities across the arts, humanities and social sciences through a range of interdisciplinary and international projects and programs.


IASH hosts a lively scholarly community of visiting fellows. It is a supportive environment for postdoctoral researchers, while also offering networking opportunities with successful mid-career and eminent senior scholars. The Institute occupies a historic building with private courtyard and leafy views – perfect for uninterrupted thinking, reading, and writing. Furthermore, there is also plenty of opportunities to socialize and share ideas.

This fellowship is basically for researchers working in any of the research areas of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI). Moreover, the applicant’s project must relate broadly to public theology, in relation to areas such as peacebuilding and the arts; theology, politics, and migration; theology and environmental ethics; and theology, law, and justice.


In particular, a 2020-2021 IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellowship program offers the following things to its fellows

  • Research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three to ten months.
  • A bursary of up to a maximum of £13,000.
  • Dedicated office space, University e-mail and library access.
  • An allocated University mentor from the Centre for Theology and Public Issues or another area relevant to the Fellows’ research interests.
  • Weekly Fellows’ Lunch to build community and also a collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas.
  • Calendar of engaging events at the Institute and College.
  • Furthermore, opportunities to participate in and design funded workshops, colloquia, etc. at the Institute.


The institute welcomes the candidates within and beyond the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate at the time of application (meaning they must have submitted a final version of your thesis with all necessary corrections, and have received a letter of completion – they do not need to have graduated), and normally within the last seven years. Candidates must be able to produce a transcript, testamur, or a letter of completion/eligibility to graduate as part of your application.

In addition to that, they should not have held a permanent position at a university or a previous Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Those who have held temporary and/or short-term appointments are eligible to apply. If the candidate has taken parental leave or other time away from academia, this will not count towards the seven-year limit, but the institute asks that him/her to provide brief details of why and for how long s/he was not working. Overseas candidates should check visa restrictions before applying.


Interested candidates can complete the online application form here. The last date to fill out an application form is 30 April 2020. Click this link for more information.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 April,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Edinburgh
Contact the organizerThe University of Edinburgh



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