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French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Program 2020

The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Program offers 10-month fellowships in the four Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, and Marseille.

It invites applications from high-level foreign scholars and scientists mainly in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH). The French Institutes for Advanced Study (FIAS) Fellowship Programme strengthens scholarship and mobility in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (SSH) by enlarging and upgrading the offer of scientific residencies in France to international experienced researchers.

Benefits of French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Program

FIAS fellowships offer:

  • A net living allowance (equivalent to take-home pay) of €2,700 per month.
  • Two flexible contractual options, considering individual situations: work contracts or paid leave.
  • Adequate social security coverage.
  • Accommodation or support for relocation.
  • A single research and training budget equal to €2,500 each year.
  • Travel expenses (one round trip from the fellow home country).
  • Same working conditions as the IAS’ other fellows, including individual offices, special access, and lending privileges in university-based research libraries, IT services, multiple collective spaces.
  • Skills training opportunities.

Eligibility for French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Program

  • Open to outstanding researchers of all career levels, from postdoctoral researchers to senior scientists.
  • The minimum prerequisite is a Ph.D. + 2 years of research experience at the period of the application. An exception will be made for candidates with a Master’s degree + 6 years of full-time research experience following the degree (Ph.D. training will not be measured in the calculation of experience).
  • Researchers from all nations are qualified for the program but they have to have spent at most 12 months in France during the three years prior to the application closing date.

How to Apply for French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Program

You are required to submit the following documents (in English exclusively):

  • The completed FIAS online application form.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A copy of the certificate (and translation if needed): if the writing system/script used in the certificate is not Latin (but, for instance, Cyrillic, Chinese, Arabic, etc.), a Latin script university certificate or formal translation is needed.
  • A 5-page research proposal presenting objectives and methods of research; resourcefulness; anticipated outcome (not including the bibliography).
  • A comprehensive list of publications.
  • A collection of three to five publications (articles or book chapters).
  • A letter of support/interest by an IAS’s local scientific partner (except for Marseille IAS).

The FIAS application and evaluation processes are done exclusively online. In order to start the application process, you will need to create an account via the userspace.

Additional information can be found in the Guide for applicants.


Application deadline

  • September 15, 2020, 3:00 pm (Paris, France time)

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