Fellows’ commitments

Fellows’ commitments

Throughout their stay at IAS-Nantes, the Fellows remain free to organize their work and their time at their convenience.

However, they are asked to commit to:

  • residing at the Institute during the agreed period (the total duration of the absences for external activities must not exceed 10% of the total duration of the Fellowship, so 20 working days for a nine-month Fellowship),
  • participating to the weekly seminar that gathers all Fellows every Monday mornings. Each Fellow is asked to present his current research and to be opened to a collegial discussion. These seminars, being an essential occasion for discussion between Fellows, are to be made a priority in everyone’s agenda and to be missed only occasionally.
  • participating in the three weekly meals shared with all the Fellows, Monday and Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday evening. 

On Tuesdays at 6pm, the IAS-Nantes holds public lectures or proposes a private cine-club organized by the Fellows. Although not compulsory, these events are valuable occasions of interaction.

 Furthermore, the Fellows commit to providing IAS-Nantes on their arrival, with a copy of each of their principal published works or papers, and a progress report at the end of their stay.

Ethical Statement on Inclusion, Diversity and Respect

In addition, since 2023, the Institute for Advanced Studies has had an Ethical Declaration on Inclusion, Diversity and Respect at IEA Nantes.

All persons in contact with the Institute are also committed to adhering to this charter, which is a prerequisite for any development of scientific activities, residency, employment or services.


Ethical Statement on Inclusion, Diversity and Respect

The IAS-Nantes is a harbour for researchers from all over the world, with a variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews. This variety is at the core of the exchanges of ideas taking place in our incubator. It is its richness, its raison d’être and its scientific material.

As such, the IAS-Nantes believes that equity of treatment and inclusion of all is an unavoidable preamble for the academic research and intellectual debates held within its walls, as well as a sine qua non condition for all interactions between the Fellows, with the staff or with any other visitor.

The Institute for Advanced Study in Nantes commits to abide by a strict inclusive policy regarding all race, religion, colour, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national and ethnic origin in its employment and selection processes.
These principles apply within the walls of the Institute, at your place of residence and throughout the whole duration of your stay at the Institute.
This commitment also applies to our staff members and to any visitor.

Therefore, the Institute prohibits conduct that constitutes or could lead or contribute to harassment based on race, colour, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We remind you that inappropriate conduct or language meant as a joke, a prank, or even a compliment can lead or contribute to harassment.

Similarly, in order to maintain a safe and benevolent workplace, we ask of you to adopt a positive attitude towards others, and urge you to respect each and everyone’s opinions and interventions.

Creating a safe and respectful common ground for all is the only way to provide a fertile environment to each experience’s input. Only such an environment will allow each and every one to have a voice in the reflection carried out upon our world at the Institute.