Admission procedure

Admission procedure

The application deadline for a residency at the IAS for 2019-2020 is the 30th  April 2018.

The admission procedure is twofold: the application goes through a scientific and an administrative review. Each application is first evaluated by two experts using the highest international standards. A member of the scientific advisory board then asseses the adequacy of the application with the Institute’s policy. Each member of the Scientific Board looks through all the applications in order to identify possible connections between the different applicants. The Scientific Board finally gathers for a collegial discussion.

If the final assessment is positive, the Secretary General of the Institute contacts the applicant, and discusses the legal, administrative and financial conditions of the Fellowship agreement. Once the legal negotiation is concluded, the Director of the Institute sends an official invitation letter to the successful applicant.


Scientific evaluations are conducted from June to November. The administrative phase which follows should lead to an agreement by the following April, in order to best prepare the Fellows’ arrival in October.

How to apply?

In order to apply, the following documents must be sent to the IAS-Nantes :

  • An exhaustive and up to date curriculum vitae, including a list of publications,
  • A research project for the time of the Fellowship in Nantes (from 5 to 10 pages, in French or in English),
  • Two significant publications: articles, books or collective books (if one of the publications is a book, please indicate which chapter(s) the reviewers should pay the most attention to and please provide these chapters as pdf files),
  • The filled application form and appendix [download the application form]. Download instructions.


Format of the documents

The five documents mut be sent as PDF files, and named as follows :
"1 – NAME – Application form"
"2 – NAME – CV"
"3 – NAME – Project"
"4 – NAME – Publication 1"
"5 – NAME – Publication 2"

Publications will be preferably in English or in French and must include the name of the journal and the date of publication. If you wish to send us books, you are required to scan part or totality of the document and send it by e-mail as PDF file. No book will be accepted.


These documents must preferably be sent via email (Pdf format) to:

or by airmail letter to:

    Admission procedure
    Institut d’Etudes Avancées de Nantes
    5, allée Jacques Berque - BP 12105 - 44021 Nantes Cedex 1


Nota : in case your application is selected, the information from the application form may be used in official and public documentation of the IAS (reviews, brochures, website, directory...).

How long does a Fellowship at IAS-Nantes last?

Each Fellowship starts on the 1st of October to end on the 30th of June (9 Months). Some Fellows are not able to obtain a leave for such a period of time. For this reason, the IAS-Nantes sets aside some offices dedicated to shorter stays such as 3 or 6 months. These short Fellowships must start in October, January or April. However, shorter Fellowships can only remain occasional, as time has shown that Fellows who reside at the Institute for the entire academic year happen to experience more fruitful interactions. We strongly encourage applicants to consider and reunite the conditions to apply for a 9 months Fellowship.

When should applications be sent?

Applications for a 2019-2020 Fellowship can now be submitted, and this until April 30th  2018.