Fellowships at the Paris IAS France in 2022-2023

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2022/2023

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

For the 2022-2023 academic year, FIAS offers 17 fellowship positions in Paris.

The fellows’ projects at the Paris IAS can be in any disciplines and themes in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). They must have a strong interdisciplinary dimension and aim at a major advance on their topic or in methods. An essential selection criteria is the capacity of the proposed projects to make explicit their potential impact beyond their discipline/field and possibly beyond academia. Priority given to projects addressing societal challenges or offering innovative insights into the functioning of humans and societies.

The Paris IAS also welcomes projects at the interface between SSH and the cognitive and neuro-sciences. In particular, the program on “Brain, culture and society” would like to explore in priority the three following themes: City design and the brain: a dialogue between architecture and neuroscience; Psychomotor organization and the regulation of behavior (impulsivity, inhibition); Future minds: the societal implications of the technological and pharmaceutical methods of cognitive augmentation.

Institute:

The French Institutes for Advanced Study

Degree Level:

PhD + 2 years of research experience

Master + 6 years of full-time research experience

Study Area:

Social sciences and humanities, neuro-sciences.

Nationalities:

Researchers from all countries are eligible to the FIAS Fellowship Programme.

Fellowship Award:

The provision of a living allowance (min. net 2,700€ per month), social security coverage, accommodation, a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.

Eligibility Criteria:

FIAS awards fellowships to outstanding researchers of all career levels, from postdoctoral researchers to senior scientists. The minimum requirement is a PhD + 2 years of research experience at the time of the application. Exception 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 are eligible to the FIAS Fellowship Programme; but they have to have spent no more than 12 months in France during the three years prior to the application deadline.

Applicants for a fellowship in Paris 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 (faculty, researcher. It does not necessarily have to be the head of a research unit).

The letter must mention the nature of the planned collaboration. This 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 Horizon Europe program).

Preference will be given to projects conducted in cooperation with the partners of the Paris IAS (Sorbonne Université, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Université de Paris, Université Paris Nanterre, Université Paris-Saclay, EHESS, EPHE, ENS, FMSH, INALCO). Applicants must contact their local collaborators themselves. The Paris IAS will not create connections for the applicants.

Application Procedure:

Applications are submitted online, where you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria and selection procedure.

The application platform will be open from June 1st, 2021 until July 6th, 2021 – 6:00 PM CET (Paris Time). No late applications allowed.

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Application Deadline:

July 6th, 2021

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