Admission procedure

Admission procedure

Applications for a Fellowship at Nantes Institute for Advanced Study in 2023-2024 are open until July 10, 2022.

The admission procedure is twofold: the application goes through a scientific and an administrative review. Each application is first evaluated using the highest international standards. Then the members of the Scientific Advisory Board looks through the applications in order to identify possible connections between the different applicants, and finally gather 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 July 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.

Here are the different documents that allow you to apply to the Institute of Advanced Studies of Nantes for the academic year 2023-2024:

Call for applications Chair " Arts, societies & contemporary mutations ", January - June 2023 (in collaboration with le lieu unique, l’école des Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire and Nantes Métropole ) :  download call for application and application form

Call for applications Residence 2023-2024 : download the call for applications

Call for applications for the France-ILO Chair 2023-2024 : download the call for applications

Call for FIAS applications at IEA Nantes 2023-2024 : download the call for applications

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

For more information on the admission procedures, please download the brochure Admission information and procedures


How long does a Fellowship at IAS-Nantes last?

Each Fellowship starts on 1st October and ends on 30th 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 seem to experience more fruitful interactions. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to consider and reunite the conditions to apply for a 9 months Fellowship.

How to apply?

All applications must be submitted online on the following webpage:

If necessary, candidates are asked to create an account that will be validated by Admissions within 48h. Once their account has been approved, candidates can submit their application online in several steps. The following documents, in PDF format, must be uploaded for a complete application:

• 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).

Publications must 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 submit it as PDF file. No book will be accepted.

When should applications be sent?

Applications for a 2023-2024 Fellowship can now be submitted online until 10 July 2022.

Applicants will be informed individually by email of the decision pertaining to their application after the Scientific Advisory Board has met and no later than early February 2023