Call for applications

 

Application deadline extended to June 9th, 2022, 6:00 pm (Paris, France time)

 

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the six Institutes of Aix-Marseille, Loire Valley, Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes and Paris. It welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH).

Available positions for the 2023-2024 academic year :

The call is open to all disciplines in the SSH and all research fields. Research projects from other sciences that features a transversal dialogue with SSH are also eligible. It is highly recommended to check the Institutes webpages to learn more about their focus, scientific priorities and partners.

The Fellows will benefit from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by the IAS characterized by an interdisciplinary cohort of fellows and a close relation to the local research potential. The fellows will be free to organize their work and conduct research as they wish.

Eligibility

FIAS awards fellowships to outstanding researchers of all career levels, from postdoctoral researchers to senior scientists. The minimum requirement is a PhD + 2 years of research experience at the time of the application. Exception will be made for scholars with a Master + 6 years of full-time research experience after the degree (PhD training will not be considered in the calculation of experience).

Researchers from all countries are eligible to the FIAS Fellowship Programme but they must have spent no more than 12 months in France during the three years prior to the application deadline.

Scientific selection

The scientific selection is competitive, merit-based and conducted through an international independent peer review.

The 2023-2024 Calendar of implementation 

  • April 15th, 2022: opening of the application platform
  • New extended deadline: June 9th, 2022, 6:00 pm (Paris, France time)
  • June 2022: eligibility check
  • July-October 2022: double peer review
  • November 2022: preselection by the FIAS Selection Committee (communication of preselection results, December 2022) 
  • January - February 2023: selection of fellows by IAS Scientific Advisory Boards and communication of results 

More details can be found in the guide for applicants.