Fellows’ commitments

Fellows’ commitments

During their stay at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Nantes, resident researchers enjoy the utmost freedom in determining their work and schedules. However, they are required to:

 - Reside at the Institute during the agreed-upon period (participation in external activities during weekdays should be limited to less than 10% of the total duration of the stay, equivalent to 20 days taken during weekdays for a 9-month stay);

 - Participate in the weekly seminar, which brings together all residents on Monday mornings. Each resident is expected to present, in turn, some of their ongoing work and engage in collective discussion. Since the seminar plays a crucial role in exchanges among residents, everyone is asked to prioritize it in their schedule and to miss it only exceptionally;

 - Take part in the two meals that gather all residents each week, on Monday lunchtime and Thursday evenings.


The Institute may organize public conferences. While these meetings play a valuable role in exchanges among residents, attendance is not mandatory. Additionally, residents are required to submit a copy of their works to the Institute upon their arrival and, at the end of their stay, to provide an activity report.

Ethical Statement on Inclusion, Diversity and Respect

Since 2023, the Institute for Advanced Studies has adopted an Ethical Declaration on Inclusion, Diversity, and Respect at the IEA Nantes. Anyone associated with the Institute is also committed to adhering to this charter, as it is a prerequisite for any scientific activities, residency, employment, or provision of services.

"The Institute for Advanced Studies of Nantes is a haven for researchers from around the world with diverse personal experiences, values, and worldviews. This diversity lies at the heart of the exchanges taking place in this incubator of ideas. It is both its richness, its raison d’être, and its scientific material.

Thus, the Institute for Advanced Studies of Nantes affirms that equality of treatment and the inclusion of everyone is an essential preamble to academic research and intellectual debates that take place within its walls, as well as a prerequisite for all interactions among Fellows, with the team, or with any visitor.

The Institute for Advanced Studies of Nantes is committed to respecting a strict policy of inclusion of all races, religions, colors, disabilities, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, or national or ethnic origins in its recruitment or selection processes. These principles apply within the walls of the Institute, at the residence, and throughout the entirety of the residency as a resident.

This commitment also applies to all staff members and visitors. Consequently, the Institute prohibits any conduct constituting, or leading to, or contributing to harassment based on race, color, 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.

It should be noted that inappropriate conduct or speech with humorous intent, a joke, or even a compliment can lead to or contribute to harassment. In addition, to maintain a healthy and caring work environment, everyone is encouraged to adopt a positive attitude towards others and to respect the opinions and statements of all.

Creating a common and secure foundation for everyone is the only way to provide an environment conducive to the contribution of each experience. Only this respectful environment will allow everyone to bring their voice to the reflection conducted at the Institute on our world.