The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich.
The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.
EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.
The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. In order to match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, EURIAS offers 39 fellowships (20 junior and 19 senior positions).
All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.
APPLICATION AND DEADLINE
– Applications are submitted online via www.eurias-fp.eu, where, you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, etc.
– The deadline for application is July 5th, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.
– Scientific assessment by two international referees
– Pre-selection by the EURIAS international Scientific Committee
– Final selection by the IAS academic boards
– Publication of results (January 2014)
CALENDAR OF ACTIONS
Application deadline → July 5th, 2013
Results of the preselection by EURIAS Scientific Committee → Mid-October, 2013
Publication of IAS final selections → Mid-January, 2014
Arrival of fellows → September/October 2014
At the time of the application, researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree plus 2 years of full-time research experience after the degree. Exception is made for Law scholars who are eligible with a Master +6 years of full-time research experience after the degree. (PhD training is not considered in the calculation of experience).
Researchers from all countries are eligible to the programme but applicants cannot apply to an institute located in their country of nationality or residence. Exception is made for applicants who have not spent more than 12 months in their country of nationality or residence during the last 3 years prior to the application.
The programme is open to all disciplines in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
It also welcomes applications from the arts, life and exact sciences provided that:
• the research project does not require any intensive laboratory work,
• the research project interfaces with humanities and social sciences,
• the applicant has a proven capacity to dialogue with other scientific disciplines,
• the candidate applies to an IAS that welcome scholars outside the humanities and social sciences.
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.
There is no age limit for applying to EURIAS Fellowship Programme
The EURIAS Fellowship Programme offers two types of 10-month fellowships according to research experience:
Types of Fellowships
Junior fellowships are offered to researchers having by the time of the application:
• a PhD
• 2 to 9 years of full-time research experience after obtaining the PhD (PhD training is not considered in the calculation of experience)
Senior fellowships are offered to researchers having by the time of the application:
• a PhD
• minimum 10 years of full-time research experience after obtaining a PhD
Nota: PhD is not requested for Law scholars. In this case, the fellowship categories are defined as follows:
• Junior fellowships: Master +6 to 13 years of full-time research experience.
• Senior fellowships: Master + minimum 14 years of full-time research experience.
Please consult the list of the available junior and senior positions by Institute here.