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The second call for EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowships is now live.  
This scheme offers a two-year fellowship, based at one of the EUTOPIA European University partners, to support the development of an independent academic career. 

This scheme provides an opportunity for Warwick’s postdoctoral researchers to take a major step towards an independent career, as well as providing a mechanism for academic departments to bring the best early career researchers to Warwick in order to establish their academic career. 

There will be information webinars on 6/10/21 and 17/11/21 (register on the Eutopia scheme website) and an optional pre-application stage to allow potential applicants to find an academic mentor.  
The final deadline for submission of proposals: Monday, 10 January 2022  


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 
  2. Connect and exchange ideas with IAS Fellows from all Faculties via our Postdoc Team Space and at IAS events.  
  3. Use our facilities in IAS (Zeeman building) including stocked kitchen, common room, meeting rooms, hot desks and seminar room.  
  4. 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 1 December 2021, with Fellowships commencing April 2022. 

We are holding a webinar to give potential applicants more information about the scheme and the application process. This will take place on 20 October, 15:00 - 16:00. To attend this workshop, please email . 


Exchanges Update 

The late summer has been a relatively quiet period for Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal, following the publication of volume 8.4 (Then & Now – Arts at Warwick) back at the start of August.
However, behind the scenes the resident Editor-in-Chief has been speaking at the Adaption and Growth in Times of Adversity conference, hosted by the Mercian Collaboration of academic libraries. Taking as his theme the Exchanges Discourse podcast, he explored its emergence during the pandemic period as a new way of engaging with the journal’s contributing community. The talk is helpfully also available as a podcast episode.

Additionally, submissions to participate in the Anthropocene and More-Than-Human World writing workshop series closed in the last weeks of August. Over the next three months the journal will be contributing a pair of sessions to this series focussed on ‘writing for academic journals’. The early career researcher participants will be able directly contribute to a future special issue of the title in 2022, along with potential involvement in the editorial activities of the title. Outputs and reflections from this workshop will likely inform a future episode of the podcast too. 

To discuss any aspect of the journal and its activities, including potential article submissions, contact Managing Editor-in-Chief, Dr Gareth J Johnson, via

IAS Fellow News and Events

Our flagship training programme ACCOLADE returns next month  

The Accolade (Academic Careers and Leadership Development) Programme is designed to help fellows establish an independent academic career. Co-created, facilitated and constantly updated with Fellows, Warwick staff and external consultants, it is a participatory programme of research webinars, training events and panel discussions.  

Apply to join the IAS community as an Associate Fellow to receive Outlook invitations to all our Accolade events. 

We are delighted to welcome the following Early Career Fellows this term:

  • Leonello Bazzurro - Philosophy and Literature
  • Sabera Bhayat - History
  • Rhiannon Brooks - Chemistry/Molecular Analytical Science
  • Marion Coumel - Psychology
  • Scott Dwyer - Life Sciences
  • Eli Gemegah - Education Studies
  • Erika Herrera Rosales - Sociology
  • Haleema Masud - Warwick Medical School
  • Daniel Mensah - Health Sciences
  • Melissa Pawelski - French Studies, SMLC
  • Shing Kwan Tam - Warwick Business School
  • Leanne Weston - Film and Television Studies, Centre for Television Histories
  • Anjana Wijesekara - Department of Chemistry
And two IAS/IATL Early Career Teaching Fellows:
  • Théo Aiolfi
  • Joshua Patel

The first four Warwick fellows of the EUTOPIA Young Leaders Academy (YLA) have now been appointed. This scheme supports research exchanges by early to mid-career researchers from across all the EUTOPIA partner universities to support the development of long-term research collaborations across the alliance and the career development of the fellows.  

 The first cohort of YLA Fellows from Warwick are; 

  • Stefan Roesner – Chemistry 
  • Andi Hoxhaj – Law 
  • Ahmed Eissa – Chemistry 
  • Subhash Lakshminarayana - Engineering 

Read Associate Fellow Claire French’s latest publication -  Departures from monolingual discourses   

This article locates and critiques monolingual discourses within performance practices in the United Kingdom and South Africa, suggesting starting points for facilitating multilingual actors’ vast linguistic resources. 


On July 10th WIRL-COFUND Fellow Isabelle Heyerick delivered a keynote at the online conference organised by the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters. The theme of the conference was 'What have we learnt from 2020-2021'. 

The keynote entitled 'Retrospection, reflection, and strategies. Pausing in order to move the signed language interpreting profession forward' was followed by 458 people online. It was also live streamed on Facebook where it reached around 4000 views. 

WASLI’s August Newsletter reports on the conference and includes some participants’ impressions and links to some of the presentations, as well Isabelle's keynote (which was not fully recorded from the start unfortunately).

Congratulations to Early Career Fellow Martha Gayoye who has secured a lectureship at Keele University where she will be teaching property law modules, and will be convening the Gender, Sexuality and Law module. 

Early Career Fellow Martina Russo has recently signed the contract for her first monograph with Oxford University Press. Her book ‘Theory and practice of flattery in Seneca the Younger’ will come out in 2023. 

Martina Russo is a Latinist. Her main research interests focus on Neronian literature - with a special focus on Seneca – Roman Stoicism and Roman history. After pursuing the PhD in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick (July 2020), in 2020-2021 Martina was Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study. Currently, She is a Research Fellow at Sapienza, Univ. Rome, where she studies the relevance of luxury in Suetonius’ Life of Caesars. 

Congratulations to Early Career Fellow Fabiola Creed who will be a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Professor Hilary Marland’s project ‘The Last Taboo of Motherhood?: Postnatal Mental Disorders in Twentieth-Century Britain’ (funded by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award) (2021 - 2024).
It explores the theme: ‘Sufferers and their Publics: Experiencing and Narrating Postnatal Mental Illness’ and will address the ways in which mothers described their own experiences of mental illness, drawing on a large body of books, magazines and newspaper articles, oral history interviews and the Mass Observation Archive. 


Associate Fellowships awarded to: 

Stuart Morris - Physics
Emily Hill - Life Sciences

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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