Institute of Advanced Studies

Open programme

The first round of the Institute of Advanced Studies’ ‘Open Programme’ funding call for 2017/18 is now open.

This scheme is funded through the Institute of Advanced Studies and offers funds towards two activities:

  1. The funding of a short term visiting IAS Fellow
  2. The funding of an academic event bringing together experts on a significant area of research

Activities funded by this scheme are expected to initiate collaborations leading towards publications and substantive joint funding proposals, enhancing Loughborough’s international research reputation and driving up research income. We are looking to fund applications up to £2,500.

We welcome interdisciplinary proposals as well as proposals located within individual disciplines.

Unspent funds cannot be rolled forwards into the next financial year: you must demonstrate funds will be spent by 31st July 2018.

Visiting IAS Fellows should be outstanding academics operating at the cutting edge of their disciplines. The programme is expecting to fund short visits, and applicants must demonstrate the intended outcome of the visit as part of their application form. We expect that during their stay the visitor will take part in an event on campus open to all staff and students – this could be a lecture, seminar or workshop.

Eligible Costs – Travel and accommodation for visiting academics, costs associated with events organised (e.g. catering, room hire). Please note subsistence is not an eligible cost under this scheme.

Successful applications will receive dedicated support from the IAS, including:

  • Profile on IAS website and social media
  • Profile in IAS annual report
  • Promotion to a wider audience

Successful applicants will be expected to submit a report immediately after the visit/event, and a follow up report subsequently.

How to apply

Please complete the form below and return to by 4pm on Friday 3rd November 2017. Successful applicants will need to provide an account code to which funds will be transferred.

Another call for Open Programme funding will be issued early next semester.

Further information