French Institutes for Advanced Study is an international fellowship program in the six institutes for advanced studies of Aix-Marseille, Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes, and Paris.
The FIAS fellowship program aims to support innovative and high-quality research as these fellows will be given the opportunity to conduct their research with freedom and benefit from the strong scientific and academic support from the universities.
The FIAS fellowship program was initiated in 2020 and it will run until the 2024-2025 academic year. The FIAS fellowships are available for experienced researchers from all fields of social sciences and the humanities.
European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant has funded this project.
For the 2023-2024 academic year, the FIAS Fellowship program offers 36 fellowship positions of 10 months, distributed amongst the six sites of:
French Institutes for Advanced Study France FIAS Fellowships for International Students 2023/2024 is available to undertake Fellowship level programs at Aix-Marseille University, Le Studium Loire Valley Institute, Collegium de Lyon, Université de Montpellier, Nantes Institute for Advanced Study, Paris Institute for Advanced Study (Paris IAS).
Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.
FIAS fellowships offer the following conditions:
- 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
- An individual research and training budget equivalent to €2,500 per 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
The FIAS candidates must fulfill all the eligibility requirements to be considered:
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).
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.
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.
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).
The application is to be completed exclusively via the FIAS website. The dedicated tool will be available online soon.
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