WIRL-COFUND Fellowships
The first call for applications to the IAS WIRL-COFUND postdoctoral fellowship scheme closed just before Christmas with over 160 applications received.  The applications are now being reviewed and the first cohort of fellows will start in September 2017.   These prestigious 2-year fellowships will support the development of the next generation of research leaders and enable fellows to undertake independent research linked to a Global Research Priority theme whilst participating in a training programme designed to support an academic career.

The scheme will run for five years, with the next call for applicants due to open in Autumn 2017.  Further details on the scheme and eligibility can be found on the IAS website.
Funding Scheme Deadlines
 

Scheme

Deadline

Developing Ideas

Friday 28 October 2016 - Call Closed

MIDDAY on Friday 10 February 2017

MIDDAY on Friday 28 April 2017

Advancing Grants
Delivering Results
Early Career Fellowships

MIDDAY on Monday 16 January 2017 - Call Closed

MIDDAY on Friday 12 May 2017 (October 2017 start)

WIRL-COFUND Fellowships
Friday 16 December 2016
International Fellowships

Monday 14 November 2016 - Call Closed

MIDDAY on Friday 24 February 2017

MIDDAY on Wednesday 5 July 2017

 
Residential Fellowships
Vacation Schools

Monday 14 November 2016 - Call Closed

(for 2016/17)

Events and visits
Careers in Research
15 March 2017
12.30pm - 4.30pm
Fashioning Dress: Sewing and Skill, 1500-1850
19 May 2017
The Internationalisation of Research
5 June 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm
International Visiting Fellows
  • Professor Renee Jeffery, Griffith University Australia - 9-20 January 2017
  • Professor Ian Hall, Griffith University Australia 9-20 January 2017
  • Dr Shilpa Phadke,  Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India - 30 January - 12 February 2017
  • Professor Dagmar Schafer,  Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany - 27 February - 5 March 2017
  • Professor Sven Dupre, University of Utrecht, Netherlands - 6-10 March 2017
  • Professor Juan Luis Vazquez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid - 1 April - 31 May 2017
Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal

We are pleased to announce the publication of the October 2016 edition of Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal, vol. 4(1).

Exchanges is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality interdisciplinary work by researchers in all disciplines, including  early career researchers, those combining research with academic teaching or other professional employment. The journal welcomes articles from all academic areas in order to encourage intellectual exchange and debate across research communities. The journal is Open Access and without a fee, and is published in October and April each year.
IAS visits Singapore

On 1st December 2016 the IAS director, Giorgio Riello, and IAS Research Officer, Rebecca Vipond, travelled to Singapore to attend the Second Forum of Asian Institutes of Advanced Study at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

The two-day symposium was attended by 15 Institutes of Advanced Study from around the world. Participants discussed the role of an IAS in both developed and developing nations, and their unique challenges, with keynote speaker Fields Medalist Professor Ngo Bao Chau. During the forum, the importance of IAS’s as valuable platforms to leap towards interdisciplinary, international collaboration was highlighted.

Our thanks go to our host, Professor Kok Khoo Phua, and the IAS at NTU for delivering the symposium and to all attendees and speakers for providing stimulating discussion about the continuing relevance of IAS’s in global academia.

Fellows and alumni news

Early Career Fellow, Dr Emanuelle Santos, has been elected the Vice-Chair of the Early-Career Researcher Development Committee at the International Comparative Literature Association. This newly instituted committee has been formed to address specific needs of Early-Career members of the Association, strengthening its commitment with the next generation of scholar in the field. After the Committee’s initial meeting  held in Vienna in July 2016, the Committee’s members that include scholars of the Universidade Católica de Lisboa and Brunel University, will have their second meeting at the IAS in January 2017.

To celebrate Coventry’s bid for the City of Culture (2021), Early Career Fellow, Dr Emma Parfitt, and Fargo village created an exhibition in the centre of Coventry on the 26th November 2016.

The exhibition involved 17 artists (from all mediums and crafts) and doctoral students at the University of Warwick. The artists created pieces based on research. This event was an exciting opportunity to bring members of the public, artists and academics together with the aim of bridging the divides between art-science and academia-community. 

Early Career Fellow, Dr Marco Cinelli, co-organised a workshop “A research Agenda on the use of LCA for the Impact Assessment of EU Policies” .

The workshop was held at the European Commission Joint Research Centre site in Ispra (VA, Italy) on 13 and 14 December 2016. It gathered around 40 participants who came from several EU countries and represented a broad range of stakeholders, including academia, commissioners, NGOs, research institutes and industry.

The aim of the event was to discuss the potentials of the environmental impact assessment tool called Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to inform the impact assessment of EU policies. 

Early Career Fellow, Dr Nike Jung, has organised a new IAS-funded interdisciplinary academic podcast. Based on contemporary popular film and television shows the podcast will record a round table discussion among academics on Artificial Intelligence and Cultural Discourses.

The first session will be on Artificial Intelligence & Gender Trouble “A computer scientist, a philosopher and a mathematician go to the movies… Can they talk about the film afterwards?”
 
Post your comments, suggestions or views on Facebook or tweet to #AIGenderTrouble

Global Research Fellow, Dr Xiaowei Zhao, working in the Department of Engineering, has recently been awarded two funding grants as principle investigator, allowing him to expand his research:
  • £300,000 from the National Grid NIA, project title: Assessment of POD control on wind turbine control performance
  • £15,000 from The Royal Society, project title: Design, Control and Implementation of a Virtual Infinite Capacitor (VIC)
A special issue of International Journal of Control, edited solely by Xiaowei, will appear as the first issue of 2017. The title of this special issue is " Control theory applied in renewable energy".
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