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Deadline 30 October 2020

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Deadline 30 October 2020

Fellowship Grant Competition

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Institute of Advanced Studies

Advancing knowledge

We very much regret that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University will not permit any meetings involving external visitors on campus until the end of July at the earliest, and this means that all IAS supported events and Fellowship visits will have to be cancelled or postponed if they were planned to be held during this period. We hope that in most cases it will be possible to replan the events and visits for the later part of the year or next year, but this depends on the progress of the pandemic and available funding. Please check this website for further updates.

Established in 2004, the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) at the University of Surrey sponsors workshops and Fellowships at the ‘cutting edge’ of science, engineering, social science and the humanities.

Through this scheme the Institute fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and encourages a flow of international scholars to visit, enjoy their stay at Surrey and leave behind excellent ideas and innovations. Over the years our events and Fellowship visits  have resulted in many research grants, new collaborations, journal articles and books, as well as much good will from all over the world. We would like to thank the University of Surrey for its ongoing support.

Professor Nigel Gilbert
IAS Director

The Institute of Advanced Studies is a member of the UK Consortium of Institutes of Advanced Studies and the international Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes.

Professor Dorita Hannah

University of Auckland and Aalto University, New Zealand / Finland

Professor Grant Devilly

Griffith University, Australia

Dr Ciaran Lahive

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

René Brouwer

University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. Christopher B. Mayhorn

North Carolina State University, USA

Dr Thiago Nogueira

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Dr Irene Zorzan

University of Padova, Italy

Professor Gurtina Besla

University of Arizona, USA

Annual Review

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) so we are particularly pleased to announce our plans for an enhanced programme of activities going forward, which has been made possible by additional funding from the University. Read more in the Annual Review.


Researching and Writing on Contemporary Art and Artists: Challenges, Practices, and Complexities

Extending the globular cluster system–halo mass relation to the lowest galaxy masses

Intersections of Ageing, Gender, Sexualities

Associations between chronotype, morbidity and mortality in the UK Biobank cohort

Outcomes from Integrating Multimodality in the Study of Dialogue Interpreting (2015)

Too Cute to Kill? – Prof Francine Dolins

Neutron Stars: Nuclear Physics, Gravitational Waves and Astronomy