Fellowship programmes

Throughout the year, IASH hosts a lively scholarly community of visiting fellows. It is a supportive environment for postdoctoral researchers, while also attracting 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. Yet there is also plenty of opportunity to socialise and share ideas. From upwards of 65 countries, IASH Fellows form a global alumni community, and many career-long connections begin at the Institute.

Details about specific programmes can be found in these pages. In general, an IASH Fellowship offers a:

  • Research visit in Edinburgh, one of the world's most intellectually inspiring cities, for 2-10 months
  • Dedicated office space and University library access
  • Weekly Fellows’ social events to build community
  • Collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas
  • Calendar of engaging events at the Institute and College
  • Membership of dynamic international network of IASH alumni