Paris IAS

17 Quai d'Anjou
75004 Paris

contact: Paulius Yamin,
Scientific Director

available fellowships per year

The Paris IAS is an independent research entity created in 2011 that regroups 11 major universities and research institutions in the Ile-de-France Region (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle; Université Paris Cité; Université Paris-Nanterre; Sorbonne Université; Université Paris-Saclay; Université Gustave Eiffel; 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, as well as of the French Ministry for Education, Research and Innovation, for invitations and research projects.

Fellows are high-level international researchers. They enjoy outstanding research conditions and are given unfragmented time to carry out the project of their choice in the humanities and social sciences as well as at the interface between these disciplines and the cognitive and neuro- sciences. The Paris IAS funds groundbreaking, far-reaching research: see below the scientific priorities.

The Institute provides its fellows with logistical and financial support for the organisation of scientific events or for other initiatives related to their work (intersectoral collaborations, doctoral training, publications). In the FIAS program, the Paris IAS offers 10-month fellowships, from September 1st to June 30th.

Premises and facilities

The Paris IAS is located in the Hôtel de Lauzun, a 17th century mansion in the very heart of Paris, on the Île Saint-Louis.

The 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.

Scientific priorities in FIAS

The fellows’ projects at the Paris IAS can be in any disciplines and themes in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). They must have a strong interdisciplinary dimension and aim at a major advance on their topic or in methods. An essential selection criterion is the capacity of the proposed projects to have impact beyond their discipline/field and possibly beyond academia. Projects that do not respond explicitly and convincingly to such criterion need not apply.

Priority will be given to projects addressing societal challenges or offering innovative insights into the functioning of humans and societies.

Scientific excellence, interdisciplinarity, scientific innovation and societal relevance are the dimensions on which projects are evaluated.

The Paris IAS also welcomes projects at the interface between SSH and the cognitive and neuro-sciences. In particular, the program on “Brain, culture and society” will pay attention to research in society-body-mind-brain interactions having a potential impact on major societal challenges, such as physical and mental health and bioengineering, education and learning, group conflicts and violence, and adaptation to changing natural, industrial and urban environments.

The Paris IAS values collective intelligence and interdisciplinarity. Fellows are expected to contribute generously to discussions and to the communal life of the Institute, during the compulsory weekly internal seminar and beyond. They will also be requested to give at least one public lecture.

In order to ensure contacts and collaborations between fellows and the Grater Paris research community, a letter from a local research institution is requested of all applicants. Collaborations with member institutions of the Paris IAS (see list above) have a priority.

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