UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study) has called for applications to participate in the third UBIAS Intercontinental Academia (ICA) on ‘Laws: Rigidity and Dynamics’, to be held at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in March 2018, and the University of Birmingham in March 2019.

The organisers are leading figures in the IAS at the NTU; the IAS at the University of Birmingham; the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and the National University of Singapore.

They are seeking applications from early / mid-career researchers with research posts in academia, industry, charities, the arts, or other relevant sectors. Fifteen participants will be selected.

The call for Fellows is open from 15 June to 15 August 2017. Applications and informal enquiries should be submitted to ICALaws@congtacxts.lbham.ac.uk.

UBIAS is a network of institutes for advanced study across the world. The Institutes of Advanced Study at the University of Birmingham and NTU are UBIAS members.

Intercontinental Academia (ICA) is an initiative developed among members of the group for scientific exchanges between generations, disciplines, cultures and continents around a specific topic or theme. ICA1 on the topic ‘Time’ was held at the University of Sao Paulo and Nagoya University in April 2015 and 2016, and ICA2 on the topic ‘Human Dignity’ at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bielefeld University in March and August 2016 respectively.