The Paris Institute for Advanced Study (Paris IAS) is currently accepting applications for two calls for applications for research fellowships in 2019-2020 open to researchers of all nationalities.

The primary mission of the Paris IAS is to be a research centre anchored in the humanities and social sciences (HSS), with the aim of fostering a fruitful dialogue between researchers from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Eligible Nationalities: Researchers from all countries are eligible.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Researchers from all countries are eligible.

This call for applications is open to:

  • Junior scholars with or without a permanent position in a university or research institution, who have received their Ph.D. no later than April 1st, 2016. The applicants who have held their PhD for more than 9 years will be considered as senior researchers.
  • Senior researchers holding a position in a university or research institution, or emeritus professors, having a minimum of 10 years of research experience after their Ph.D. (received before April 1st, 2008).
  • The institute is bilingual. Knowledge of English is required. The applicants are also expected to understand written and spoken French, as scientific and social activities are held in French and English.
  • Applicants who have spent more than a total of 12 months in France during the 3 years prior to the application (that is, between February 15th, 2015 and February 15th, 2018) are not eligible.

Method of Application: The application, in English or French, must be submitted via an online application system (see the guide “How to apply”). Mail or e-mail applications are not accepted.

The application consists of an online form with the following attached documents:

  • a curriculum vitae (10 pages maximum) including a list of publications and a list of the 5 publications considered as the most important by the applicant;
  • a detailed research proposal (25 000 characters maximum, spaces included, bibliography not included). The proposal should include :
  • theme
  • state of the art in the field, innovative character of the proposal
  • methodology or theoretical framework
  • expected outcomes
  • work planning, timescales
  • existing or planned scientific cooperation and contacts in France
  • bibliography (books and articles cited)
  • a letter of cooperation signed by a member of a university or research institution based in France. Preference will be given to projects conducted in cooperation with the partners of the IAS (see list below). The planned collaborations may include the organization of conferences and series of lectures or the preparation of a research project to be submitted to an international funding agency (like the ERC or the EU H2020 program);
  • in the case of Junior Fellows, two letters of recommendation from French or international researchers.

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 3, 2018