Aims and remit
CIAS promotes disciplinary innovation and builds research capacity across disciplinary boundaries, while encouraging creative collaborative activities of a multi-, inter-, or post-disciplinary kind. It shares resources and expertise, and organises conferences, seminars and workshops across the group.
CIAS takes a lead on collaboration between humanities, social and natural sciences including medicine and technology. It develops proposals for collaborative projects within and between Institutes, and facilitates collaboration in relation to visiting fellows, seminars, conferences, and shared capacity building, including hosting a pairing scheme to support those running UK-based Institutes of Advanced Study.
CIAS acts as a national reference group in development of future policy and works jointly to ensure effective networking and lobbying on shared matters of concern. It boosts the national and international visibility of the best current research in UK and Irish Higher Education Institutions.