French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme 2024/2025 (Fully Funded)

This is to inform the public about The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme 2024/2025 at the Paris IAS. Details about the Scholarship are given below.

French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme 2024/2025

About French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme 2024

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 seven 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.

Program Details

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

French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme Eligibility

The FIAS candidates must fulfill all the eligibility requirements to be considered:

  • Degree & experience

At the time of the application deadline, researchers will have to be in possession of a doctoral degree plus 2 years of full-time research experience after the degree. 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).

  • Mobility

Researchers from all countries and nationalities are eligible to the Programme. Applicants must fulfil the transnational MSCA mobility rule: incoming researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline.

  • Disciplines

The Programme is open to all Social Sciences and the Humanities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to check the IAS’ websites to learn more about the scientific orientation of the Institutes and their potential opening to disciplines outside the humanities and social sciences. Applications from artists matching the eligibility requirements are welcome.

  • Administrative requirements

Applicants must provide full application forms and all requested documents through the online application platform. Incomplete and late applications are not considered eligible. Applications not complying with the maximum length criteria will not be considered. Applications in languages other than English (also partially) will not be considered.

  • Other

The FIAS Fellowship Programme is committed to ensuring equal opportunities and working towards greater diversity within its academic community. It will not discriminate against researchers in any way (gender, age, ethnic, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, social or economic condition).

How to Apply

The application is to be completed exclusively via the FIAS website. Applicants must create a user account via the arrow. in the high right corner of the fias webpage. Before applying, please verify if you respect the eligibility conditions, and read carefully the guide for applicants.

The requested application material (in English exclusively) will consist of:

  • The completed online application form
  • A detailed curriculum vitae with a comprehensive list of publications
  • A copy of the diploma
  • A detailed research proposal (maximum 5 pages and a bibliography – 1 additional page)
  • A selection of three to five publications (articles or book chapters)
  • A letter of support/interest by an IAS’s local scientific partner -only requested and mandatory for Le Studium (Loire Valley IAS), for the Collegium de Lyon, for MAK’IT (Montpellier IAS), and for the Paris IAS.
  • Optional: Up to two letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 6 June 2023.

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