Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellowships

The Institute of Advanced Studies brings researchers from all over the world to The University of Western Australia, with a mission of further enhancing the University's global research profile.

The Visiting Fellowships are intended to support visits by individual scholars who will enhance research collaborations and research outcomes at UWA. The Fellowships are designed to encourage and support research across the spectrum of disciplines.

Visiting scholars are expected to contribute to the University's research strategy through activities that might include collaborative research projects, development of grant proposals, workshops, masterclasses or symposia, development of emerging research interests, or the creation of new intellectual linkages.

Visitors outside of the academy can also be considered under this scheme.

Visiting Fellowships for Artists, Musicians, Writers, Activists and Public Intellectuals

The Visiting Fellowship for Artists, Musicians, Writers, Activists and Public Intellectuals is designed to develop and sustain partnerships with individuals who are not part of the formal University structure, and whose involvement would contribute to the interdisciplinary role of the Institute of Advanced Studies and the overall mission of UWA. It is expected that the Fellowship would be used to work in partnership with UWA scholars with the aim of generating a grant application, exhibition, performance or other project.

Grants of up to AUD $2000 for Australian-based scholars, and AUD $4500 for international scholars are available for Visiting Fellows. These funds are to support travel and accommodation expenses of the Visiting Fellow.

  • Fellowships are intended to support research with a UWA-based scholar and all applications must be lodged by a UWA-based host.
  • Applications are assessed in relation to how the visit will enhance and add value to the research of UWA staff.
  • Visiting scholars are expected to contribute to the Institute's public engagement activities, wherever possible, with the delivery of a public lecture, a masterclass, workshop or symposium with postgraduate and early career researchers.

Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications and information for 2024 will be available in early 2024.