Encouraging postgraduate involvement in the Institute’s work and research is a major ambition of the IAS. During Michaelmas and Epiphany terms the IAS organises events to welcome members of the postgraduate community to the institute to meet informally with Directors to learn about the work of the IAS and what the Institute can offer. These informal events also give IAS visiting Fellows the chance to meet with postgraduates and allows Fellows the opportunity to talk about their research, involvement with the IAS and Durham University, as well as their interests in and thoughts on interdisciplinary work, including research they are collaborating on whilst at Durham.
The Institute currently has a small fund to support Durham research postgraduates organising local events of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature. Funding may change from year to year; however we are pleased to announce that applications for funding are now being accepted for activities taking place during the 2021/22 year.
To apply to this fund, please complete this 202122 PG Funding Proforma, and submit no later than 21 February 2022. If you have any questions please contact the IAS Manager, Linda Crowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IAS is a space and resource to explore ideas. If you are a postgraduate researcher keen to explore ideas through a interdisciplinary lens with other postgraduate researchers at Durham then make contact with the IAS.
Current 2020/21 projects
Quantifying global risk
Determining options available to the airline industry in the face of volcanic ash incidents.
Landscapes of rights
Examining the negotiation of rights around common resources.
An interdisciplinary project on dreams, narrative and liminal cognition.