The Lincoln Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS) supports the curiosity that drives international research excellence at the University of Lincoln.
LIAS provides a focal point for research activities across the University’s community, promoting a culture of creativity and interdisciplinarity. By supporting the growth of ideas, opportunities and activities, we aim to underpin a vibrant, varied and outward-looking research environment.
The Institute offers fellowship schemes to bring prestigious international visitors to the University, travel schemes for academic staff to collaborate with researchers overseas, and focused research development activities for researchers to enhance their knowledge and networks.
The primary aims of LIAS are to enhance the research environment at the University of Lincoln and showcase the achievements of our researchers. We provide both financial support and an environment for the exchange and development of creative ideas, delivered through five core areas of activity:
- International Visiting Fellowships Scheme
- Mobility Awards
- Inaugural professorial lectures
- Research development activities
- Vacation schools (from summer 2019)
We also help to extend the public reach of Lincoln’s research by supporting dissemination activities and external collaborations.
LIAS forms part of a growing national and international network of institutes of advanced studies at universities around the world, attracting extramural research funding, creating relationships, and developing and implementing strategies that increase institutional competitiveness.