ILCS Practitioner in Environmental Humanities

ILCS has an opportunity for a creative practitioner interested in working collaboratively with the Institute’s Environmental Humanities research community to spend a period of up to four months as a School of Advanced Study (SAS) Practitioner in Residence, based within ILCS. A bursary of £1,000 per month (maximum £4,000) is payable during the period of residency, which must end by 31 July 2023.

We are keen to support a creative practitioner with interests in any form of art, design, digital media production, writing, curation of exhibitions or other bodies of creative work, performance or cultural production, that addresses issues concerned with the environment and that is of relevance to the academic field of Environmental Humanities.

We are looking to encourage innovative, imaginative and boundary-crossing work which opens up environmental humanities to wide and diverse communities and participants. The practitioner will have full access to the Institute’s and School of Advanced Study’s research culture and infrastructure including Senate House Library and SAS Institute Libraries and their collections, the many academic seminars, multiple workshops and research training sessions and conferences, and a range of on-going research projects and academics. They will receive mentoring and support from the Institute’s staff. It is expected that the practitioner is based in the UK and the residency may be taken up remotely or in person, with shared office space available in Senate House. If taken up remotely, the practitioner should be able to come to London to deliver some in-person activities, for which travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The practitioner will be supported to develop their own practice, explore connections and share their work with different audiences. The School of Advanced Study will be appointing Practitioners in Residence across all Institutes and Hubs, building a cross-SAS community of practitioners, who will interact and provide peer to peer mentoring amongst the cohort. It is anticipated that the practitioner will participate in and contribute to the academic life of the Institute and the School, with the residency culminating in an ILCS/SAS event focused on their practice.

Further Details [PDF]


Applicants must submit the following to the ILCS Manager ( by the closing date of Wednesday, 15 March 2023

•    The completed application form;
•    A statement, including a description of the work you would bring to the Institute and School, explaining how the ILCS residency will help the development of your work, and how you will contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute during the residency (maximum: 1,000 words);
•    A short curriculum vitae (not more than 4 pages);
•    The Equality and Diversity Form (not compulsory).

A reference will need to be provided for the successful applicant.

Please check exact requirements of the scheme in Further Details [PDF]

For informal preliminary discussions please email the Institute’s Director, Professor Charles Burdett (