IAS Open Programme

Our Open Programme offers funds to support a short term visiting IAS Fellow or group of external visitors.

Visits funded through the Open Programme scheme are expected to initiate or extend research collaborations leading towards sustained research activity with a legacy including for example publications and substantive joint funding proposals. Funded applications should enhance Loughborough’s international research reputation and extend the range of funded research collaborations. The scheme funds applications up to £2,500.
We welcome interdisciplinary proposals as well as proposals located within individual disciplines. Priority will be given to applications geared towards generating new research initiatives.
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 be embedded into the wider research community, a Fellow of the IAS, and take part in an event on campus open to a wider audience than the host group – this could be a lecture, seminar or workshop for instance. Please see our Events Guide for suggested activity.
Eligible Costs – Travel and accommodation for visiting academics, costs associated with events organised (e.g. catering, room hire).
Successful applications will receive dedicated support from the IAS, including
  • Profile on IAS website and social media
  • Promotion to a wider audience 
Successful applicants will be expected to submit a report immediately after the visit, and a follow up report subsequently.

To apply:

There will be two rounds of this scheme each year, the next round is anticipated to open early January 2019.