The French Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme

FIAS 2023


The French Institutes for Advanced Study Programme* offers 10-month fellowships in the six institutes of Loire Valley (Orléans-Tours), Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Paris and Rennes. Initiated in 2020, the FIAS Fellowship programme will run until the 2024-2025 academic year. It welcomes applications from high-level international scholars and scientists wishing to develop their innovative research project in France.

The call is open to all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities (SSH) and relating to all research fields. Research projects in other sciences and in arts that propose a strong interaction and dialogue with the SSH are eligible. Some host institutes have scientific priorities that need to be taken into full consideration before applying. At LE STUDIUM Loire Valley institute, interdisciplinary projects will be positively considered in the selection process.

Identically to all LE STUDIUM programmes, the FIAS Fellows are free to organise their research while benefiting from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by the institute characterised by a multidisciplinary cohort of fellows and by close relation to the local research centres and laboratories.

To be eligible, applicant researchers must be nationals or long-term residents of a country other than France and comply with the European mobility rules. For applications targeting LE STUDIUM, the preliminary acceptance into a host laboratory and/or host enterprise based in the Centre-Val de Loire region is necessary.

The annual call for applications opens every year in the month of April. Applications must be completed online on the FIAS website. Applications submitted by email will not be considered nor evaluated.

*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  


FIAS 2023 Call for applications188.92 KB
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