Application form

The next Fellowship application rounds close in February 2024 (for mid-career and senior applicants) and April 2024 (for postdoctoral and early-career applicants).

All applicants are requested to read the following information carefully before completing their applications.
1) IASH does not support research in the sciences. If your work is in chemistry, biology, mathematics, medicine, engineering, etc. please DO NOT complete this application. Interdisciplinary topics such as history of science, medical humanities and veterinary humanities can be supported, and we welcome research in those areas.
2) You must have contacted staff at the University of Edinburgh before making your application. Your main collaborator / mentor should be named in the form below. If you list a member of staff at another university as your mentor / collaborator, your application will be rejected. It is the applicant's responsibility to make contact with staff at the University of Edinburgh and to gain their agreement to act as mentor, but they do not need to provide a letter of support or reference.
3) You must ensure that your referees submit their references to by the deadline. Applications without references will not be considered.

Address to which correspondence should be sent
Signature of applicant

Today's date: 8:04am November 29, 2023

Supporting documents
Please upload your CV and Research Proposal as separate documents in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Please use an easy-to-read font, such as Arial or Times in 11pt or 12pt. Your files should be named 'LASTNAME,Firstname-CV' and 'LASTNAME,Firstname-Research Proposal' respectively. Research Proposals that exceed the specified word limit (details below) will not be considered. Additional supporting documents (articles, etc) may be emailed to

Notes on funding:

IASH-SSPS Visiting Research Fellowship applicants: If you would like to be considered for travel and funding support, please include a concise budget in your Research Proposal document.

Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowship applicants: all VRF applications with research interests relevant to to the environmental humanities will be considered for this small grant.

Visiting Research Fellowship applicants: please be aware these Fellowships are unfunded.

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