Applications are invited for the RACE.ED Stuart Hall Foundation Fellowship from postdoctoral scholars working in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. While applicants are not required to be limited solely to focusing on the work of Stuart Hall, the proposal should display a meaningful engagement with his wide-ranging repertoire.
RACE.ED is a cross-university network concerned with race, racialization and decolonial studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. Working across different traditions of thought, research, and teaching commitments, RACE.ED is made up of more than one hundred colleagues across the three colleges of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh.
The Stuart Hall Foundation is a charity committed to public education and addressing urgent questions of race and inequality in culture and society. It works collaboratively to forge create partnerships with universities and arts organisations in order to build a network of scholars, fellows and artists-in-residence.
IASH provides an enviable location in one of the world’s most intellectually inspiring cities, together with a dynamic network of international connections. Home to the Scottish Enlightenment, Edinburgh has a rich cultural heritage of scholarship and creativity that continues to the present day. In this haven of libraries and archives, galleries and music venues – all set amid iconic architecture – IASH helps scholars to take the humanities beyond campus to engage the public and work with organisations in a variety of sectors.
The Institute welcomes visiting researchers from across the world. Since 1970, over 1,250 Fellows have stepped through our doors. Up to 30 researchers are in residence at any one time in our amazing – and eclectic – nineteenth-century building just on the edge of the University’s central campus, boasting views of the Meadows. From more than 65 countries, IASH Fellows form a global alumnae/i community, and many career-long connections begin at the Institute.
We warmly welcome applications from postdoctoral scholars from around the world. Selection will be subject to the immigration rules governing the UK. Applicants must have a suitable project or study to undertake which engages meaningfully with the works of Stuart Hall, although it does not need to focus solely on Hall’s ideas.
Applicants must have been awarded a doctorate at the time of application, and normally within the last seven years (you must be able to produce a transcript, testamur, or a letter of completion/eligibility to graduate as part of your application), or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. You should not have held a previous Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. Those who have held temporary and/or short-term appointments are eligible to apply.
IASH hosts a lively scholarly community of visiting fellows. It is a supportive environment for postdoctoral researchers, while also offering networking opportunities with successful mid-career and eminent senior scholars. The Institute occupies a historic building with private courtyard and leafy views – perfect for uninterrupted thinking, reading and writing. Yet there is also plenty of opportunity to socialise and share ideas.
In short, a 2022-2023 RACE.ED Stuart Hall Foundation Fellowship provides:
- Research visit at the University of Edinburgh for three to ten months
- Bursary of £1,300 per month, plus grants for visa fees if required
- Dedicated office space at IASH, University e-mail and library access
- An allocated University mentor from the RACE.ED Network and/or a School within the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Weekly Fellows’ Lunch to build community
- Collegial work-in-progress seminar series for testing new ideas
- Calendar of engaging events at the Institute and College
The closing date
The closing date for receipt of the next round of applications (for visits from August 2022 to July 2023) is 29 April 2022. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Decisions will be communicated in July. Please ensure that you supply a valid email address so that you can be contacted quickly after decisions are made.
The application form
Official Website: RACE.ED Stuart Hall Foundation Fellowship