The School of Advanced Study understands that humanities researchers need different types of support at different stages of their careers. It provides research training for doctoral students across the UK, offering discipline-specific, generic and online instruction that draws on the expertise of our institutes and the University of London. Through its extensive fellowship programme, the School provides opportunities for postdoctoral researchers to begin their academic careers in a stimulating and nurturing environment. The School also provides prestigious stipendiary fellowships for more senior scholars, including the S T Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowship.
Libraries: The School, in collaboration with Senate House Library, manages some of the world's most important library collections in the arts, humanities and social sciences. More than 100,000 registered readers from more than 200 countries access the services of the eight collaborating libraries each year. Their combined holdings amount to nearly three million volumes and twelve miles of open shelf access, providing a range of material unmatched anywhere in the world in relation to their specialist subject areas.
Digital resources: The School and its institutes also create and manage a wide range of digital resources to support, develop and promote the research of its scholarly communities.
Networks and collaborations: The School fosters strong research networks within and across disciplines to provide opportunities to develop new research initiatives, collaborations in preparing funding bids, and promotion and dissemination of high-quality research nationally and internationally. The School is an active member of the Consortium of Institutes of Advanced Study, University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study, the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres, and the Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes.
Events: The School’s extensive programme of seminars, lectures, and conferences feature the world’s leading scholars and thinkers, offering our national subject communities opportunities to disseminate their research to the widest possible audience. Each year more than 2,100 events are attended by more than 66,000 participants from around the world.
Fellowships: The School lies at the heart of a global research community, acting both as a national hub for advanced research into the humanities and social sciences and an international meeting point and research resource for scholars from all over the world. Each year the School welcomes around 140 visiting research fellows who benefit from its unique resources and multidisciplinary scholarly community. In addition to visiting fellowship programmes, the School offers professorial, honorary and senior research fellowships.