The APA sponsors one visiting research fellowship per year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. There is no funding associated with this award but the APA fellow has a private office in the Institute, is a member of the Institute's lively research community, and has full borrowing rights at Edinburgh University Library. The fellowship is for a period of two to six months. Applicants must be members of the APA.
No limitation is placed on the area of research within the humanities and social sciences, but priority will be given to those whose work falls within the scope of one of the Institute's research strands:
- Theory, Practice and Performance
- The University and the Wider World
- The Human and the Environment
Notes for Guidance
1. Candidates for fellowships will normally hold a doctorate. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants and their capacity to disseminate their views among a community of like-minded people. Candidates should give evidence of any contact they have made with researchers at the University of Edinburgh, and of proposed collaboration during their visit to Edinburgh; those who do make such contact before submitting their applications will be at an advantage.
2. The Institute encourages inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary study. All applications should state clearly the relationship of the proposed scheme of work to one or more of the current research themes of the Institute.
3. Fellows are expected to be resident in Edinburgh throughout the tenure of their fellowship and to play a full part in the activities of the Institute. The Institute will be pleased to help with finding suitable accommodation in Edinburgh. The minimum tenure for a fellowship is two months; applications for less than two months will not be considered.
4. No regular teaching is required but fellows usually give at least one seminar on their current research work.
Candidates should apply to the APA with a description of the project to be pursued at the Institute and a curriculum vitae. Two letters of recommendation are required. Letter writers should send a PDF copy of the letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit applications for the 2018-2019 academic year is December 15, 2017. Letters of recommendation must also be received by the application deadline of December 15, 2017. The APA will then forward a nomination to the director of the Institute.
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