FRENCH INSTITUTES FOR ADVANCED STUDY’ (FIAS) 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. It welcomes applications from high-level international scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH).

For the 2022-2023 academic year, FIAS offers 28 fellowship positions: 17 in Paris, 4 in Marseille, 3 in Montpellier and 4 in Nantes.

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. Some of the IAS have scientific priorities they will focus on more specifically. At MAK’IT, the fellows’ research projects must address transitions towards sustainable development and tackle, in a transversal way, MAK’IT three main action areas: Agriculture & Food, Environment and Health.

MAK’IT’s fellows must be invited and 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, 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 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.

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

Any application dossier for MAK’IT must include an invitation letter from a research structure from the Montpellier University of Excellence (MUSE) consortium, signed by the head to the research structure.  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 www.fias-fp.eu 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). Late applications will not be considered.

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

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