The David Hume Fellowship

The Fellowship

The David Hume Fellowship is for 3-4 months in the academic year 2019-20. The David Hume Fellow will be an established scholar in any aspect of Hume studies. The Fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for scholars to come to Edinburgh to work on the important Hume resources available in the city’s libraries and archives. The successful applicant will be expected to be in residence in Edinburgh for the duration of the Fellowship and to participate fully in IASH activities.

The 2019-20 fellowship provides a bursary of £5,000 towards travel and accommodation. We are grateful to The Hume Society, the Scots Philosophical Association and to IASH Fellows and supporters who have made it possible for us to offer this Fellowship.

The Institute is housed in an 19th-century courtyard close to the University Library and about 20 scholars are in residence at any time. Fellows are allocated a private office in the Institute with all the usual research facilities. They are also encouraged to develop contacts with colleagues within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. They give at least one seminar on their current research work during their tenure.

The David Hume Fellowship is no longer open for applications.