The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme 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).

For the 2021-2022 academic year, FIAS offers 31 fellowship positions: 17 in Paris, 5 in Lyon, 6 in Marseille and 3 in Montpellier.

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. At MAK’IT, the fellows’ research projects must address, in a transversal way, MAK’IT three main action areas: Agriculture & Food, Environment and Health.

MAK’IT’s fellows are hosted by a research structure from the Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE) consortium of their choice. This arrangement enables them to be fully integrated in the local research environment, while benefitting from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by an IAS, in an interdisciplinary cohort of fellows.The fellows will be free to organize their work and conduct research as they wish.

All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (min. NET 2,700€ per month), social security coverage (or support to get one), accommodation, a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.

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 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 are eligible to the Programme but they have to have spent no more than 12 months in France during the three years prior to the application deadline.

At MAK’IT, the fellows’ research projects must address, in a transversal way, MAK’IT’s three main fields of action: Agriculture & Food, Environment and Health.

Any application dossier for MAK’IT must include an invitation letter from a research structure of the MUSE consortium. MAK’IT can support candidates in obtaining this letter. Any application without a valid invitation letter will not be considered further.

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

The call is open from July 2020 to September 15th, 2020 (CEST). Late applications will not be considered.

The scientific selection is competitive, merit-based and conducted through an international independent peer review.