2020 French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme for International scholars

International scholars and scientists primarily in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities (SSH) are invited to apply for 2020 French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme. The Fellowship positions are for 10-month in the four Institutes of Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, and Marseille. The aim of the fellowship is to enlarge and upgrade the scientific residencies in France to international experienced researchers.

Fellowship Details


  • A net living allowance (equivalent to take-home pay) of €2,700 per month net living allowance.
  • 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.

Application deadline: September 15, 2020, 3:00 pm (Paris, France time)


  • Open 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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are to complete application online. The following documents should be submitted.

  • 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).

NOTE: The FIAS application and evaluation processes are done exclusively online. In order to start the application process, you will need to create an account via the user space.

For more information, visit the official website and click here for application guide.


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