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September 2022

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Welcome to the new IAS Director - Professor Mohan Balasubramanian


We are pleased to announce the arrival of Professor Mohan Balasubramanian as the new Director of the IAS. Prof. Balasubramanian is part of the academic team in Warwick Medical School, where he was Pro-Dean (Research) until joining the IAS.  His research investigates the molecular mechanisms of cell division and how this influences the development of cardiovascular disease. On joining the IAS Prof Balasubramanian says; 

“I am delighted and honoured to lead the Institute of Advanced Study, a place with incredibly gifted ECRs and fellows, who are pushing the boundaries of discovery and scholarship to new levels. Together with the extremely talented and committed team at the IAS, we will implement several schemes that will further enhance the experience of our community and beyond” 

The IAS team are looking forward to working with Mohan to deliver his exciting new plans for the Institute. 

The IAS would also like to thank our outgoing Director, Professor Peter Scott, for his committed and enthusiastic leadership of the IAS over the past five years. Under Pete’s leadership the IAS greatly increased the scope of its activity, with new programmes such as the Fernandes Fellowships and our various EUTOPIA programmes.  We wish Pete all the best on his return to the Department of Chemistry here at Warwick. 

Featured Calls

NOW OPEN! EUTOPIA-SIF Postdoctoral Fellowships - Third Call for Applicants 

The third call for applications to the EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellowship scheme opened on 15th September 2022 with a deadline of 15th December 2022. 

The Fellowships provide two years of funding for early career researchers to undertake a significant piece of independent research as a step towards establishing a permanent academic career.  Fellows will be based at Warwick but will be able to strengthen their research by undertaking secondments at other EUTOPIA-SIF institutions and external partners. 

The IAS at Warwick will offer up to six fellowships in the third call.  Fellows will be hosted by the IAS but, to support their research, they will be based in an academic department or centres at Warwick under the guidance of an academic mentor. 

 Applications are welcome from any subject area or discipline but are expected to show a link to one of the five EUTOPIA SIF key research areas: 

  • Materials Engineering; 

  • Data & Intelligence; 

  • Health;  

  • Sustainability;  

  • Welfare & Inclusion. 

Successful applicants will start in September 2023 and join a community of fellows across the EUTOPIA Alliance fellows to develop their independent research profiles and undertake training to help establish an academic career. 

Further information and an FAQs are available on the IAS Website

Welcome to our new postdoctoral fellows 


The IAS is delighted to welcome the second cohort of EUTOPIA-SIF fellows to Warwick: 

  • Dr Emrah Atasoy - English and Comparative Literary Studies 

  • Dr Sebastien Lapointe - Department of Chemistry 

  • Dr Sarah Werner-Boada - Department of Sociology 

  • Dr Evelina Liarou - Department of Chemistry 

  • Dr Rafael Marchi - Department of Chemistry 

These outstanding postdoctoral scholars will spend two years at Warwick undertaking an independent research project which will help to establish them in a permanent academic position. This scheme runs in collaboration with our EUTOPIA partners, and our fellows will join a community of EUTOPIA SIF Fellows across Europe all of whom will strengthen their research and collaborations by being able to spend significant time at other EUTOPIA partner universities. 

We are also excited to Welcome to the Autumn 2022 cohort of the IAS Early Career Fellows to the IAS posdoctoral community.  

  • Sophie Greenway, Centre for the History of Medicine, History Department  

  • Haleema Masud, Warwick Medical School  

  • Adam Neal, Philosophy  

  • Alejandro Veiga-Exposito, Hispanic Studies  

  • Andris Grigorjevs, School of Life Sciences  

  • Arianna Autieri, School of Creative Arts, Performance and Visual Cultures  

  • Bing Lu, Department of Education Studies  

  • Ian Farnell, Theatre and Performance Studies  

  • Michael Hattersley, Psychology  

  • Mohamed El-Shewy, Politics and International Studies  

  • Nora Castle, English and Comparative Literary Studies  

  • Sky Herington, School of Modern Languages and Cultures  

  • Tom Kelly, Psychology  

  • Harry Pitt Scott, English and Comparative Literary Studies  

  • Ute Oswald, History  

The Early Career Fellowship programme supports completing Warwick PhD students who wish to establish themselves in an academic career. Early Career Fellows receive a bursary and training to produce career enhancing outputs from their thesis and develop their academic leadership skills and support. 

The next application deadline for Early Career Fellowships will be 1st December 2022 and is for PhD candidates who will submit their thesis for examination between 1st October 2022 and 30th April 2023. This cohort will start their fellowships on 24th April 2023 (Term 3 Week 1). 

IAS Fellow News

We’re pleased to announce the call for papers for an exciting interdisciplinary conference on philosopher Stanley Cavell and love, co-organised by Institute of Advanced Study associate fellow Dr Michelle Devereaux. The conference will take place at the University of Warwick in May 2023 and feature keynote addresses from Catherine Wheatley (King’s College London) and Rachel Malkin (University of Oxford). Please find the link to the CFP and contact information on our conference  webpage. 


Our Early Career Fellow  Dr Anastasia Stavridou has joined the faculty of The University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Intercultural Communication after the successful completion of her PhD degree in the Department of Applied Linguistics and during her Early Career Fellowship with IAS. Anastasia comments:

"During my time as an Early Career Fellow I benefited a lot from a range of Accolade workshops on publishing, presenting my research, or preparing for job interviews, just to name a few. In addition, the one-2-one session with Dr Sarah Penny, IAS Programme Manager, helped my map my targets more clearly during the fellowship. Lastly, I learned a lot from the interactions I had with fellows from various disciplines and schemes (for instance, ECF, Associates, Fernandes Fellows). Hence, I would like to thank all IAS fellows, staff and speakers for their inspiring workshops and discussions we've had during my time as an ECF". 


Dmytro ChashynPhD, Associated Professor of Prydniprovsk state academy of construction and architecture (Dnipro, Ukraine) joins the IAS as a Fernandes Fellow.  His research focusses on the improvement of automated control systems for construction enterprises, including the management of the reconstruction of old buildings using energy-efficient technologies and advanced materials. 

IAS Team News

From October we welcome Katie Reynolds to the IAS Team as the Early Career Programme Manager.  Katie joins us from the University of Nottingham and will take over the delivery of our postdoctoral fellowship programmes while Dr Sarah Penny is taking extended maternity leave. 

Our postdoctoral programmes support researchers in developing an academic career and are underpinned by the extensive Accolade training programme. Accolade is our twice-weekly flagship training and events programme designed to help IAS 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. 

Through our Associate Fellowships programme, Accolade open to all postdoctoral researchers, teaching fellows and other Warwick employees who wish to progress towards an academic research career. 

Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal

Cultural Representations of Nerds (Special Issue) 

Our fourth special issue of the journal (v9(3)) was published over the summer. This issue, developed in partnership with SOAS and the University of Oxford, featured contributions largely inspired on a workshop hosted by the IAS in 2021. Responses to the issue as a whole and the articles within on social media have been suitably laudatory, so we’ve been delighted with the response. Our thanks to the lead and associate editors, along with all the contributors too, who helped bringing this long gestating project to fruition. You can read the issue itself here: 


The next regular issue of Exchanges is scheduled for publication in late October, and preparations are now well underway to bring you this issue. 

Meanwhile, we’ve started to release some interviews with authors appearing in the issue via our Exchanges Discourse podcast. The first of these is already live, with two or three more scheduled for release over the next couple of weeks. You can listen to these, and all our past episodes via Spotify, Apple Podcases or directly on Last.Fm via the link below. 


Call for Papers: Authentic Interdisciplinarity & Open Call 

A quick reminder of our current open calls for contribution. Firstly, as part of our tenth anniversary preparations for the October 2023 issue of the journal, we have a very special call for contributions concerning ideas, conceptions or perceptions around authentic interdisciplinarity. You can find details of this call for papers here. Take note that the closing date for peer reviewed pieces is not too far away now. 


Additionally, we have an open call for manuscript submissions throughout the year by scholars in all disciplines. We are as always especially keen to represent work from first-time or less experienced authors, within the early career research community. Details of this open call for contributions can be found here:  


As with all Exchanges calls, the Editor-in-Chief welcomes discussions with potential authors ahead of submission, although this is not a pre-requisite. 

About the Journal 

Exchanges is dedicated to supporting and propagating research discourse primarily, but not exclusively, from early career scholars around the globe. Framed in an interdisciplinary mode, articles are intended to be read by a broad academic audience. The journal also has a strong developmental ethos, embraced within its editorial culture and increasing authorial development outreach activities. The journal’s operations are managed by its Editor-in-Chief, Dr Gaz J Johnson, based at the IAS. The journal is supported by an Editorial Board network associated with institutions comprising Warwick’s global research partners. Contact the editor at: 




IAS Awards made to:  

Professor Stephen Shapiro -English and Comparative Literary Studies
Project Tittle: Departmental Administrator.

Prof Alan Chalmers – WMG 
Project Tittle: Establishing a new collaborative, multidisciplinary research partnership with Malta to significantly advance the field of Digital Tourism.

Prof Marie-Therese Wolfram - Warwick Mathematics Institute 
Project Title: Opinion formation in social networks.


Associate Fellowships awarded to:  

Michelle Devereaux -Film & Television Studies 

Reza Kashtiban -Physics 


Fernandes Fellowship Awarded to: 

Dr Aisel Omarova - Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University - Ukraine 

Dr Nataliya Pratsova - Ukrainua Catholic Univerity - Ukraine 

Dr Alexandru-Ioan Ciorogar - Babeș-Bolyai University - Romania 

Dr Yuliia Lysanets - Poltava State Medical University - Ukraine 

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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