University of Edinburgh Visiting Research Fellowships

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for Visiting Research Fellowships of between two and six months, tenable in the period: June 2007 – September 2009. 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 currentResearch Themes:
• Life Writing, Testimony and Self-Construction
• Institutions and Oppositions of Enlightenment
• The Humanities in the Twenty-First Century University

Fellows are allocated a private office in the Institute with all the usual research facilities and are expected to play a full part in the activities of the Institute. They are also encouraged to develop their contacts with colleagues within the College of Humanities and Social Science. They give at least one seminar on their current research work during their tenure. The Fellowships are not funded.

An application form can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 28 February 2007. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Successful candidates will be notified by email by 20 April 2007 with a formal letter of confirmation to follow; please ensure that you supply a valid email address so that you can be contacted quickly after decisions are made.

The completed application form can be emailed to or sent (by airmail from outside the UK) to:
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
The University of Edinburgh
Hope Park Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9NW
Scotland, UK.

References: A minimum of two and a maximum of three references are required. Applicants should ask their referees to write in confidence directly to the Institute Director at the address above or by email to by 28 February 2007. At least one referee should come from outside the institution of the applicant. Referees should comment on the nature and quality of the research proposal, as well as on the qualifications of the applicant.


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