How To Apply

Throughout IPD '24, IASH will host a diverse scholarly community of visiting Fellows, creating a supportive environment for researchers and scholars at all career stages. Fellows will find plenty of opportunities to socialise and share ideas in the Institute's historic building in a private, tree-shaded Edinburgh courtyard - perfect for uninterrupted thinking, reading and writing. From upwards of 65 countries, IASH Fellows form a global alumni community, and many career-long connections begin at the Institute. 

Below, you can find a list of Fellowship programmes associated with the Institute Project on Decoloniality and their details. 

 

Our Fellowships

Fellowship Type Details
African Fellowship By invitation only.
American Philosophical Association Fellowship For members of the APA working in any area of the humanities and social sciences, especially those working in decoloniality, digital humanities, environmental humanities, gender and sexualities studies or medical humanities; visits of 2 - 6 months; unfunded.
American Philosophical Society Fellowship For residents of the United States or American citizens resident abroad working in any aspect of the humanities and social sciences, especially decoloniality; visits of 2 - 4 months; $6,000 stipend.
   
Catalyst Fellowship By invitation only.
Centre for Research Collections Fellowship For postdoctoral scholars in any area of the arts, humanities and social sciences, to examine special collections held at the University of Edinburgh; visits of 3 - 6 months; stipend of £1,300 per month plus travel grant.
Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship For Indian citizens under 45, working in arts and humanities research (including South Asian film, literature, history, etc. but not in social science); visits of 3 months; stipend of £1,300 per month plus travel grant.
Combe Trust Fellowship For senior researchers in the following areas: decoloniality, public theology, religion and religious education, physiology and health, Scots law, peacebuilding, prison reform, psychiatry, psychology and neuroscience, moral philosophy, natural sciences or the arts (e.g. theatre, film, dance, visual arts); visits of 2 - 3 months; stipend of £1,300 per month.
CSMCH-IASH Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History For postdoctoral scholars working in the broad field of modern and contemporary history (c.1750-present); visits of 3 months; stipend of £1,300 per month plus travel grant.
Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship in 18th-Century Scottish Studies For scholars at all career stages, working on 18th-century Scottish studies; visits of 2 - 3 months (with possible unfunded extension to 6 months); stipend of £1,300 per month plus travel grant.
Digital Scholarship Postdoctoral Fellowship For postdoctoral scholars working in digital arts, digital humanities, digital education, digital design and digital social sciences; visits of 3 - 6 months; stipend of £1,300 per month.
Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowship For outstanding, digitally-focussed, interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities with a specific focus on the digital; visits of 2 - 4 months; stipend of up to £1,000.
Environmental Humanities Fellowship For scholars at all career stages, working on environmental humanities; visits of 2 - 4 months; stipend of £1,300 per month.
Fulbright Scotland Distinguished Scholar Award For scholars demonstrating intercultural sensitivity, community involvement, leadership potential and a genuine desire to learn more about the UK and share aspects of American culture; visits of 6 months; stipend of £27,500 and £1,250 per month for accommodation.
IASH-Alwaleed Postdoctoral Fellowship For postdoctoral scholars working in the field of contemporary Islam and Muslim culture; visits of 3 - 10 months; stipend of £1,300 per month.
IASH-Alwaleed Research Fellowship For established scholars working in the field of contemporary Islam and Muslim culture; visits of 2 - 4 months; stipend of up to £3,500 plus travel grant.
IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellowship For postdoctoral researchers working in public theology, in relation to areas such as decoloniality, peacebuilding and the arts, politics and migration, environmental ethics, and law and justice; visits of 3 - 10 months; stipend of £1,300 per month.
IASH-SSPS Research Fellowship For outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities together with academics in the School of Social and Political Science (SSPS); visits of 2 - 4 months; stipend of up to £3,900.
Postdoctoral Fellowship For postdoctoral researchers working in any area of the arts, humanities and social sciences, especially decoloniality; visits of 3 - 10 months; stipend of £1,300 per month. Please note that this is our most competitive programme, and applicants may wish to consider applying for the more targeted postdoctoral schemes listed here, if appropriate.
RACE.ED Archival Research Fellowship For postdoctoral scholars working in any area of the arts, humanities and social sciences, to examine specific special collections held at the university which provide evidence for research which will be part of the Institute Project on Decoloniality 2021-2024; visits of 3 - 10 months; stipend of £1,300 per month.
Stuart Hall Foundation Fellowship For postdoctoral scholars working in any area of the arts, humanities and social sciences, with a meaningful engagement with Stuart Hall's wide-ranging repertoire; visits of 3 - 10 months; stipend of £1,300 per month.

 

You can apply for the majority of these schemes via our application portal. Applicants for the American Philosophical Society Fellowship and Fulbright Scotland Distinguished Scholar Award should visit the linked pages, as these schemes are administered by our partners.

The stipends offered will match or exceed RCUK minimums. We offer around £250,000 in stipends per year, with the project offering a total of around £750,000. We would like to thank our funders and partners for their generous support.

As well as in-person Fellowships, we are happy to accept applications for hybrid / remote-working Fellowships for applicants who are unable to travel to Edinburgh.

It is important to note that we still welcome applications on all topics and in all areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences to continue IASH’s traditional interdisciplinary work across CAHSS schools, alongside IPD’24.