31/05/2022

37 Postdoctoral positions available in Social Sciences and Humanities


French Institutes for Advanced Study is an international mobility fellowship programme proposing high-level scientific residencies in the six IAS of Aix-Marseille, Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), Lyon, Montpellier, Nantes, and Paris.

The FIAS fellowship programme supports high-quality and innovative research as fellows conduct their research with the greatest freedom and benefit from the strong scientific and extra-academic support by the institutes. Initiated in 2020, the FIAS Fellowship programme will run until the 2024-2025 academic year. For the 2023-2024 academic year, 37 fellowships of 10 months are available for experienced researchers from all fields of social sciences and the humanities.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945408.

Eligibility

The FIAS candidates must fulfill all the eligibility requirements to be considered:

  • Degree & experience: 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).

  • Mobility: 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.

  • Disciplines: 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.

  • Other: 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).

Guide for Applicants

Fellowships

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the FIAS Fellowship programme offers 37 fellowship positions of 10 months, distributed amongst the six sites of: 

For more detailed information on each IAS specific environment and scientific priorities, please visit their individual IAS page.

Conditions

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

How to apply

The application is to be completed exclusively via the FIAS website. Before applying, please 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

Deadline: 9 June 2022, 6 PM (Paris, France time)

For further information, you may refer to the FAQ.

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