About us

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme  strengthens scholarship and mobility in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) and at the interface between SSH and other sciences.

It enlarges and upgrades the offer of scientific residencies in France to international experienced researchers. It gives scholars worldwide the opportunity to spend one academic year in one of the six most innovative scientific regions in France:

FIAS supports individual research: fellows, released from teaching and academic commitments, conduct in unsegmented time bottom-up research with the greatest freedom, with the strong scientific and extra-academic support of the Institutes for Advanced Study (IAS). The experience is designed to provide fellows with the material and intellectual conditions that will generate a significant boost to their professional careers as they can achieve in a short time what would have taken years to do in a fragmented time.

FIAS fosters intellectual exchanges: fellows get exposed to the collective benevolent intelligence of international and multidisciplinary cohorts of fellows, which brings their work to a higher, and often transdisciplinary level.

FIAS will offer 120 fellowships of 10-month to experienced SSH researchers over a 60-month period. So far, 46 fellowships have been granted. 

FIAS is coordinated by the RFIEA Foundation (Network of French Institutes for Advanced Study), a foundation for scientific cooperation created by the French Ministry of Research in 2007 to support the development of the French IAS. The RFIEA Foundation successfully coordinated two similar grants for the EURIAS Fellowship Programme between 2010 and 2019.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945408 marie curie logo