Interdisciplinary opportunities for postdoctoral researchers

Apr 23, 2024 | Issue 12, Post-doctoral opportunities, Projects, Transformations

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), supported by the university’s Research Culture development project Flourish@Durham, is pleased to announce the following opportunities, designed to enhance and promote the interdisciplinary research and leadership skills of post-doctoral researchers and fellows at DU.

1. Interdisciplinary Sandpit event25th April (Registration required)

Want to get involved in interdisciplinary research but you don’t know where to start? Have a question that requires the input from various disciplines?

Our Interdisciplinary Sandpit event on 25th April, 10-1pm at the IAS Cosin’s Hall, Palace Green, will allow post-docs and Fellow the opportunity to l meet peers from other departments, share ideas and brainstorm new projects. Capacity is limited and you are encourage to sign up via this Registration Form.

2. Interdisciplinary Researcher Development Projects

In addition we are looking to fund two projects of £1500 each to help post-doctoral researchers initiate and develop interdisciplinary collaborations on a topic of their choice. The projects could involve organising research events, establishing interdisciplinary research networks and/or piloting innovative research methodologies among other activities. Further details about the project call are available in the Application Form.


15 April                      Invite project applications.
25 April                      Interdisciplinary Sandpit, 10am-1pm, IAS Cosin’s Hall, Palace Green.
10 May                      Project application deadline.

The Sandpit can be attended as a stand-alone event, but also as an opportunity to help you develop your project and team for the upcoming project call.

For questions, please contact Dr Margarita Staykova,


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