For early career researchers

The Institute is pleased to offer a range of postdoctoral and early-career Fellowships for recent graduates.

The most promising scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences can apply for the Junior Anniversary Fellowship (10 months). Our most popular scheme is the Postdoctoral Fellowship (10 months), offering about 12 places per year to postdocs from around the world. Historians may be interested in the CSMCH-IASH Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History (3 months) or the Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship in 18th-Century Scottish Studies (2 to 6 months). Scholars with an interest in digital arts, digital humanities, digital education, digital design and digital social sciences may wish to apply for the Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellowship (3 to 6 months). Scholars wishing to to examine specific special collections held at the University of Edinburgh can apply for the Library Fellowship (3 to 6 months). The Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowship (minimum of 2 months) is open to researchers in the environmental humanities, while those working in the social sciences, political science, sociology, international relations, social anthropology, sustainable development and associated fields may wish to apply for the IASH-SSPS Research Fellowship (2 to 4 months). While most of our schemes are open to scholars from any country, some are targeted at scholars from specific countries; for Indian nationals, we offer the Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship (3 months), and US citizens or foreign nationals in the US or permanent residents affiliated with a US institution may apply for the American Philosophical Society Fellowship (2 to 4 months). Lastly, researchers who already have their own funding but wish to be affiliated to the University of Edinburgh may apply for the Visiting Research Fellowship (minimum of 2 months), which provides an office at IASH but is not accompanied by a stipend.