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Pathways to Knowledge Fellowships

Pathways to Knowledge (P2K) fellowships will bring the best minds to the Institute of Advanced Study to advance human knowledge & challenge the foundations of disciplinary knowledge. Fellows will address whether biases (such as religion, culture, politics, customs and beliefs, normativity, researcher competition, and non-human methodologies – such as AI) have negatively affected the generation of evidence-based knowledge.

P2K fellows will choose specific questions and “challenge the state of the art” by determining whether missed opportunities have prevented the acquisition of knowledge and will seek to recalibrate the target discipline towards a more balanced and evidence-based approach to knowledge development by employing the best interdisciplinary research approaches. P2K fellows will also seek to answer the question whether biases—due for example to gender, national origin, language, and race—have led to wrong attribution of key transformational advances and will help to more accurately attribute discoveries to practitioners and practices.

The first call for applications will close on 29th February 2024. There will be three P2K Fellowships offered in the 2023/24 call with fellowships expected to start in Autumn 2024.

Fellowships are offered for one year and will be based at the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Warwick. The Fellowships are open to any researcher who has a PhD and more than four years postdoctoral experience, from senior research fellows to full professors, as we wish to support the development of exciting new thinking rather than focus on specific career stages.

The fellowship includes salary and a budget to cover research costs (£5k for laboratory-based projects & £2.5k for non-laboratory projects). Applicants who wish to conduct laboratory-based work will need the support of an academic with the necessary facilities in an appropriate department at Warwick.

Successful would be expected to be seconded to Warwick from their current institution for the period of the fellowship. Current Warwick researchers and academics from all tracks (R, T, R&T) are also encouraged to apply. Fellows will be employed by Warwick for the duration of fellowship on a salary equivalent to Assistant Professor. For applicants from outside Warwick and for more senior applicants we would be willing to explore a secondment option.