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French Institutes for Advanced Study

French Institutes for Advanced Study (FIAS) Fellowship Program

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Applications call for French Institutes for Advanced Study (FIAS) Fellowship Program. The program offers 10-month fellowships in the four Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, and Marseille. 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 Program has the following benefits

  • A net living allowance (equivalent to take-home pay) of min. €2,700 per month.
  • Two flexible contractual options, considering individual situations.
  • Adequate social security coverage.
  • Accommodation or support for relocation.
  • An individual research and training budget equivalent to €2,500 per year.
  • Travel expenses: one round trip from the fellow country of residence.
  • 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


  • 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.
  • FIAS awards fellowships to outstanding researchers of all career levels, from postdoctoral researchers to senior scientists.
  • The minimum requirement is a Ph.D. + 2 years of research experience at the time of the application.
  • The exception will be made for scholars with a Master + 6 years of full-time research experience after the degree (Ph.D. training will not be considered in the calculation of experience).
  • Researchers from all countries are eligible for the Programme but they have to have spent no more than 12 months in France during the three years prior to the application deadline.


  • The completed FIAS online application form.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A copy of the diploma (and translation if necessary): if the writing system/script used in the diploma is not Latin (but, for example, Cyrillic, Chinese, Arabic, etc.), a Latin script university certificate or official translation is requested.
  • A 5-page research proposal presenting aims and methods of research; innovativeness; expected outcome (not including the bibliography).
  • A comprehensive list of publications.
  • A selection 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).
  • Recommendation letters.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline15 September,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerFrench Institutes for Advanced Study



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