About The FIAS fellowship program
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).
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.
How To Apply
The application is to be completed exclusively via the FIAS website. The dedicated tool will be available online early June, 2021.
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 the Paris IAS and for MAK’IT (Montpellier IAS)
Optional: Up to two letters of recommendation
Create your Fias-fp.eu account
The FIAS application process is done exclusively online. In order to start the application
process, you need to create an account via the user space accessible on the right-hand
corner of your screen.
Once logged in, two new icons appear: (i) the link to your account, and (ii) the link to the
application form. You can then proceed with the process.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents (in English exclusively) :
- The completed FIAS online application form
- A detailed curriculum vitae comprising a list of publications
- Copy of the PhD/Master diploma in a pdf format -if the writing system/script used in the diploma is not Latin (but, for example, Cyrillic, Chinese, Arabic or some other), a Latin script university certificate or official translation is requested-
- A detailed research proposal: (maximum 5 pages and a bibliography – maximum 1 additional page)
- A selection of three to five publications (articles or book chapters) *
- Up to two letters of recommendation (optional) **
- A letter of support/interest by an IAS’s local scientific partner (only requested and mandatory for the Paris IAS and for MAK’IT (Montpelier IAS), see below.
About the letter of support/interest mandatory for Paris and Montpellier
The letter of support/interest by an IAS’s local scientific partner is mandatory for the Paris
IAS and for MAK’IT (Montpelier IAS). Any application to Paris or Montpellier without a valid
letter of support will not be considered:
MAK’IT: Any applicant to MAK’IT through the FIAS programme must provide an
invitation letter from a recognized research unit from the Montpellier University
of Excellence (MUSE) consortium, signed by its Director. This letter can be co-signed
by several units. It will confirm the willingness of the research units to host the
candidate for the whole fellowship period and provide details regarding the
expected scientific cooperation. Any application without a valid invitation letter will
not be considered further.
For any help on this point, please contact
Paris IAS: Any candidate to the Paris Institute must provide a letter of collaboration
with member(s) of a university or research institution based in France, signed by a
member of the institution. Preference will be given to projects conducted in
cooperation with the partners of the IAS (Sorbonne Université, Université Sorbonne
Nouvelle-Paris 3, Université de Paris, Université Paris Nanterre, Université Paris-
Saclay, EHESS, EPHE, ENS, FMSH, INALCO). The planned collaborations may include
for instance 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 Horizon Europe program). The contacts with local
collaborators must be made by the applicants themselves.
For more Information on letters of collaboration, please contact Simon Luck
(Scientific Director) at [email protected]
Letters of recommendation are optional
Letters of support/interest only concern to Paris and Montpellier IAS
The candidates apply exclusively through the online application system.
Paper applications are not accepted.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Late applications will not be considered.
About The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme
The French Institutes for Advanced Study offers 10-month fellowships in the five Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier and Nantes. It welcomes applications from high-level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH).
The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme proposes to strengthen scholarship and mobility in the Social Sciences and Humanities by enlarging and upgrading the offer of scientific residencies in France to international experienced researchers. It will give SSH scholars worldwide the possibility to spend one academic year in five of France’s most innovative scientific regions, in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier and Nantes.