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 lunchtime, Tuesday evening and Thursday lunchtime.


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.