Announcing the First Short-Term Fellow Cohorts at the IAS

From May-June, the two new cohorts of our pilot short-term fellows program will gather virtually to share research and make productive connections. Open to all University of Minnesota system faculty, graduate students, staff, and to community members across the state of Minnesota, we are pleased to say we received an overwhelming number of applications. 

Please help us welcome these new fellows, and stay tuned for longer introductions to each individual and their work in the coming weeks!


IAS Director Jennifer Gunn receives President’s Award for Outstanding Service

Congratulations to Jennifer Gunn, Director of the IAS, on receiving the President’s Award for Outstanding Service!

The President’s Award for Outstanding Service is presented each year in the spring and recognizes exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments, and service units by any active or retired faculty or staff member.

Announcing the 2021–2022 IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives!

We are delighted to announce the IAS Research and Creative Collaboratives for 2021–2022.

These self-initiated groups represent some of the most innovative work at the University. Their work—be it the development of a performance piece, the exploration of a concept or research area through different disciplines, or the creation of a supportive intellectual community—exemplifies synergistic interdisciplinary activity, and transcends departmental structures. We are thrilled to support this work!


Announcing the 2021–2022 IAS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows!

We are delighted to announce the IAS Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows for 2021–2022. 


Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows spend a year in residence at the IAS. Together with our Faculty Fellows and Scholars in Residence, they constitute a supportive interdisciplinary intellectual community in which they work intensively on their own research and creative projects and meet regularly to discuss their work and exchange ideas.

We look forward to welcoming each of these scholars to our fellows community!