The IAS funds up to 15 research/discussion workshops or workshop series each year, held in IAS and designed to stimulate new ideas, themes, and interdisciplinary synergy. The University Research Committee regards IAS workshops as a natural starting point for anyone interested in first-phase research incubation and networking. Workshops and other funded IAS events are expected to be interdisciplinary in nature and primarily internal to the University, to build new areas of interest and expertise.
Types of Workshop
There is no set format for workshops, and no set number. They are open to postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers as well as pathway 1 & 2 academic staff.
The maximum award available for any single research event is £1,000; a workshop series is £2,500, and £5,000 for the joint IAS/WUN workshops. They are expected to be completed within the academic year in which they are awarded and feedback must be provided by the submission of a report form.
Applications should be submitted on the Research Workshop Form (Office document, 128kB). They should comprise the intellectual rationale for the proposed events, the format envisaged, a list of core participants, a detailed and carefully justified budget, and intended or potential outcomes (e.g. publications, subsequent grant bids, conferences, networks). Applications are evaluated by the University Research Committee.
Applications should be sent through to the IAS/WUN Research Development Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org). The next deadlines for applications are:
Friday 28th October 2016
Friday 17th March 2017
Anyone considering applying for workshop funding should feel free to discuss their plans with the IAS/WUN Manager Dr Susan Jim.
IAS Research Workshop Plus
Projects developed through IAS Research Workshops which are in the process of seeking external funding can be supported for a further workshop series within the IAS Research Workshop Plus scheme.
Applications should be submitted on the Research Workshop Plus application form (Office document, 148kB)
Deadlines indicated above as for Research Workshops
For us, the Migration workshops IAS funded led directly to the building of a thriving network of migration researchers at Bristol - before that a few of us knew of each others' work
Katharine Charsley, Sociology, Politics and International Studies