Call for applications

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme offers 10-month fellowships in the four Institutes of Paris, Marseille, Montpellier and Nantes (the Lyon IAS won't be offering FIAS fellowships in the 2022-2023 call for applications). 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 2022-2023 academic year: 28

The call is open to all disciplines in the SSH and all research fields. Research projects from other sciences that propose a transversal dialogue with SSH are also eligible.  Some of the five IAS have scientific priorities they will focus on more specifically. 

The Fellows will benefit from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by the IAS, in an interdisciplinary cohort of fellows and in 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 Programme but they have to 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.

Calendar of implementation

  • June 1, 2021: opening of the application platform
  • July 6, 2021, 6:00 pm (Paris, France time): application deadline
  • July 2021: eligibility check
  • July-October 2021: double peer review
  • November 2021: preselection by the FIAS Selection Committee (communication of preselection results, December 2021)
  • December 2021 - January 2022: selection of fellows by IAS Scientific Advisory Boards and communication of results

More details can be found in the guide for applicants.