At the University

Within the Institute

At the core of the Institute is a group of Fellows, in residence for periods ranging from two to ten months and working on individual research programmes, often in conjunction with individuals and groups across the College. All our postdoctoral Fellows have support from a mentor who will be a world leading academic working in a related field. Fellows make public presentations of their work and are expected to publish the results in due course. We aim to stay in touch with Fellows after they leave, to see how their stay at IASH has benefited them as they develop their careers in research, in academia, or elsewhere.

IASH also supports programmes of work, led by research groups based in the different Schools, which aim to strengthen Edinburgh’s international networks and trigger new collaborations across borders.

Connections on campus

We take full advantage of our location within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, where world leading researchers across eleven Schools undertake highly regarded and impactful work, often within the framework of exciting interdisciplinary Centres and Institutes and with the support of funding from the world’s most prestigious funders such as the European Research Council and Research Councils UK.

However, we don’t limit our connections just to the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science. Like Edinburgh’s innovative Global Academies, we also work with colleagues right across the University.