Funding opportunities

LIAS Fellowships

 The Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) Fellowships scheme offersUniversity of Leicester research groups and individuals the opportunity to host high-calibre Fellows who will enrich the interdisciplinary research environment at the University. Through this Fellowship scheme, visiting researchers will work with colleagues across disciplinary boundaries to explore new approaches to complex issues leading to ambitious research outcomes and outputs.

The LIAS Visiting Fellowships scheme is currently accepting applications. For guidance notes and the application process, please click here.

LIAiSon: supporting workshops and focused meetings

The LIAiSon series supports workshops and focused meetings, intended to bring together expertise across the University of Leicester to address important, timely research ideas and challenges. Topics can be thematic, methodological, or practice-focused, but must invite interdisciplinary thinking or ways of working.

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Research Networks

The LIAS Research Networks scheme is intended to support forums for new collaboration, discussion, and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or research challenge. Networks may apply for up to £15K per year for up to two years.

The LIAS Research Networks scheme is not currently accepting applications. There will be a further call in 2019.

Tiger teams

Through our funded tiger teams, we aim to break down the silos that have traditionally been a feature of higher education research, enabling academics to explore new, highly innovative ideas, and to stimulate increased ambition through interdisciplinary collaboration. Tiger teams may apply for up to £5,000 for up to six months.

The LIAS Tiger Teams scheme is not currently accepting applications. There will be a further call later in 2018.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships Writeshop

The Leicester Institute for Advanced Studies, together with the Research and Enterprise Division, are inviting applications for a three day Writeshop for prospective MSCA Individual Fellows. The Writeshop is intended to provide opportunities for prospective Fellows and supervisors to work together, with expert input guidance and insight.

The Writeshop scheme is not currently open for applications. Please check back in 2019 for future iterations, or sign up to our e-newsletter by emailing

To contact the Institute for Advanced Studies about any of these funding opportunities, please email

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