The Paris IAS is an independent research center created in 2011 that regroups 10 major universities and research institutions in the Ile-de-France Region (Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université de Paris, Université Paris-Nanterre, Sorbonne Université, Université Paris-Saclay, École pratique des hautes études, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, École normale supérieure, Inalco-Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme). It benefits from the strong support of two founding members, the City of Paris and the Ile-de-France Region, which have provided the IAS with first-class facilities for work and residents’ accommodation. Fellows carry out the project of their choice in a non-thematic bottom-up programme.
Premises and facilities
Since November 2013, the Paris IAS is housed in the Hôtel de Lauzun, a 17th century mansion located in the very heart of Paris on the Île Saint-Louis.
The IAS fellows benefit from workspaces and access to IT infrastructure, in-house research facilities and other relevant resources (including special access to a network of university libraries in Paris and a document delivery service at the institute). The IAS provides fully equipped apartments to its fellows in a building located in the park of The Cité universitaire internationale de Paris.
The IAS provides logistical and financial support for the organisation of scientific events or for other research projects or initiatives related to the work of the fellows (intersectoral colaborations, doctoral training, publications).
Scientific priorities in FIAS
The fellows’ projects can be in any discipline and theme in the humanities and social sciences, and must have an interdisciplinary dimension.
The essential selection criterion is the excellence of the project and the researcher. The aim is foremost to support original projects (methods, interdisciplinarity, theoretical innovation, etc.) that significantly advance the state of the art.
The capacity of the research projects to address societal issues and their impact beyond their discipline/field or outside the academy will be taken into account.