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Fernandes Fellowships provide a mechanism for the development of long-term collaborations with European research institutions.  These visiting fellowships offer a generous support package to host a series of visits to Warwick by academics at an early stage of their career to establish joint research and other academic activity.
The Fellowships offer £10k per fellow to support;

  • A stipend of £2,000 per month (Max 3 months)
  • Travel costs (including visa fees) of up to £1,000
  • Research and activity costs of up to £3,000

We currently have seven fellowships available to be completed by the end of 2022 and are looking for applications to support.
Please see our website for more information and how to apply

IAS Associate Fellowships – Rolling Deadline  

Are you a postdoc at Warwick that’s looking for training, resources and support to help you achieve your academic career ambitions? Join the IAS as an Associate Fellow   

Here are four reasons why you should join the IAS today:   

  1. Access our flagship training programme- The Accolade (Academic Careers and Leadership Development) Programme designed for fellows to enhance their skills to become future leaders in academia  

  1. Connect and exchange ideas with IAS Fellows from all Faculties via our Postdoc Team Space and at IAS events.   

  1. Use our facilities in IAS (Zeeman building) including stocked kitchen, common room, meeting rooms, hot desks and seminar room.   

  1. Be the first to hear about calls, events and opportunities that support postdoc career advancement including EUTOPIA calls and events, IAS Schemes and Accolade panels on funding and fellowship schemes.   

If you’d like to know more, please email us at – we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.   

We look forward to receiving applications and welcoming Warwick postdocs to the IAS community. 

IAS Early Career Fellowships  

The Early Career Fellowship offers completing Warwick PhD candidates support and training to build an independent academic career.  
Deadline Midday 27 April 2022, with Fellowships commencing October 2022.  

We are holding a webinar to give potential applicants more information about the scheme and the application process. This will take place online on 1 April, 13:00 - 14:00. To attend this workshop, please email . 


The IAS is Hiring! 

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant. This is a part-time, permanent position to support the delivery of IAS activities. Deadline 27 Feb 2022. Please view our advert for full details of the role.

Upcoming Events 

Early Career Teaching Fellow Théo Aiolfi hosts series of interdisciplinary teaching workshops on performance and power 

Dr Théo Aiolfi, current co-convenor of the Warwick Performance and Politics Network and IAS/IATL Early Career Teaching Fellow, is offering undergraduate students of the University of Warwick a series of teaching workshops entitled entitled “Power in Motion: Performance and Representation”. This project will seek to exploring the multifaceted way power is being represented and performed across three areas of society. It will comprise of three complementary workshops which will be co-led with an academic guest whose expertise complements the general discussion on performance and power. 

Online Workshop - Families: An evolving concept - Thursday 24th March 2022 

This interdisciplinary online workshop is organised by Early Career Fellows, Dr Eli Gemegah, Dr Erika Herrera Rosales, Dr Isabel Nuñez Salazar and Dr Anjali Thomas. It will focus on exploring ways in which scholars across disciplines have tried to conceptualize families and how these conceptualisations have led to different methodological frameworks and research designs. Register HERE

Call for Papers - Anonymity, Un-Originality, Collectivity – Contested Modes of Authorship - 20-21 May 2022

An interdisciplinary, hybrid conference on contested modes of authorship organised by Early Career Fellows, Dr Leonello BazzurroDr Melissa PawelskiDr Alessandra Tafaro, and Dr Leanne Weston View the full CfP and abstract submission details HERE 

Recent Fellow Publications 

Associate Fellow Georgia Clancy publishes new article in Science Direct on "Exploring Trust in (Bio)medial and Experiential Knowledge of Birth: The Perspectives of Pregnant Women, New Mothers and Maternity Care Providers

Associate Fellow Patrick Smith publishes “Critical Media Forensics" in the online journal In Media Res. Patrick says:  

Emergent technological and aesthetic forms of new media practice are radically redefining approaches to human rights activism, investigatory journalism, and nonfiction media culture. A range of artists, researchers and media collectives (such as Forensic Architecture, SITU Research, Logische Phantasie Lab, WITNESS, and INDEX) are taking up these emergent forms of media practice to transform the roles that the performative, ethico-aesthetic and technological play in the mediation of evidence and its capacity to intervene in humanitarian struggles. The aim of this theme week is to bring together a range of key theorists, activists, and practitioners who are working on/in such a critical forensic mode to think about the pasts, presents and futures of these new forms of digital activism. 


Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal 


This past month has seen the launch of two new episodes of the Exchanges Discourse companion podcast series. Once more we’ve been chatting with past authorial contributors to the journal about their lives, work and publishing activities.  

In an extended episode, Huayi Huang of the University of Edinburgh, UK discusses the concepts of routine dynamics, alongside offering some insight into the roles of early career researchers in society. 

In our other recent episode, Elloit Cardozo from Monash University, Australia talks about the inspiration and insights which drove him to research the connections between Gandhi and Hip-Hop music. 

As always, both authors offer personal insight and suggestions into publishing which are specifically tailored to be of interest to post-graduate and early career researchers. 

Behind the Scenes & Under the Hood 

We have also enjoyed this month, thanks to the hard work of Warwick’s ITS team, an upgrade to the platform Exchanges runs on. This new version of OJS (Open Journal Software) has introduced a few new, back-office features which the Editor-in-Chief is currently busily exploring. We hope to be able to share more on these features in due course on our blog and later issues of this newsletter. However, for those of you only familiar with the front end of our UI you might not even have noticed any difference! 

Behind the scenes though work has scaled up on production for both our spring issue of the journal (due out in April) but also two of our three special issues currently in pre-production. We hope to have more news soon about publication dates for both these issues, as our editors and associate editors are hard at work managing peer-review for these manuscripts. As always Exchanges and the IAS is deeply grateful to all our contributors, editors, reviewers and authors alike for helping make the journal possible. 

Are you Registered to Review? 

As the IAS’ resident early-career focussed interdisciplinary journal, Exchanges handles papers on a wide range of different topics. This means we are always keen to attract new reviewers to help expand our efforts in enriching the interdisciplinary discourse while often aiding early career researchers in their publishing endeavours. At the moment we are especially keen to attract more reviewers in the social sciences, but all disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. Reviewing can be a valuable experience for reviewer and author alike in many ways. Hence, we cordially invite potential new reviewers to register as a reviewer following the instructions via the link below: 

Notably, most reviewers are only asked to review perhaps once or at most twice a year, as Exchanges is a relatively small journal in terms of manuscripts attracted. For anyone unsure about reviewing, or wishing to discuss it further, they are warmly invited to contact the Editor-in-Chief at the address below. Peer-review training can also be arranged for small groups, where there is sufficient interest too. 

Manuscript Submissions 

Exchanges is always delighted to accept manuscript submissions from early career researchers from around the world, which fulfil our submission requirements. Confidentially, we are equally excited to receive submissions from Warwick’s family of scholars too. Our open call for submissions means we will consider potential papers drawn from all disciplines with an aim to provide stimulating reading for scholars in all academic traditions. We particularly enjoy receiving pieces which embrace interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research methods or teaching. You can find out how to submit a paper here

Further Information 

Alternatively, to discuss any aspect of the journal, podcast or prospective contributions, please contact Editor-in-Chief Dr Gareth J Johnson at We look forward to hearing from you! 


We are delighted to announce the awardees of our latest Early Career Fellowship call. Early Career Fellowships awarded to

Scott Dwyer - Life Sciences 
Ed Devane - Centre for the History of Medicine
Simona Di Martino - Italian Studies
Ian Farnell - Theatre and Performance Studies
Sophie Greenway - Centre for the History of Medicine
Juliana Holanda - Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies
Kieren Johns - Classics and Ancient History
Yesim Kakalic - Applied Linguistics 
Aiman Khattak - English and Comparative Literary Studies
Derek Ma - School of Engineering 
Mantra Mukin - English and Comparative Literary Studies
Simon Myers - Psychology 
Shayan Shaikh - Psychology
Helen Smith - Warwick Medical School and Department of Chemistry
Anastasia Stavridou - Applied Linguistics
Valentin Waschulin - Life Sciences

IAS Awards made to: 

Professor Anne Gerritsen – History, GHCC 

Dr Roxanne Douglas – English 

Associate Fellowships awarded to: 

Dr Patrick Smith – Film & Television Studies  

Dr Gurdev Singh – Department of Physics  

If you would like to get involved, join the IAS community or apply for funding please refer to our current schemes.

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