This call for applications is aimed at researchers wishing to leave temporarily their usual national, institutional and disciplinary frameworks in order to pursue an ambitious project. The Nantes Institute for Advanced Study does not exclude any discipline (from Social sciences and Humanities to Theoretical Physics, biology, medicine, etc.) but encourages works enlightening the institutional underpinnings of our societies and their evolutions (especially in the relation to territory, body, work, economy, etc…).
Every academic year, the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study, a state-approved public benefit foundation, invites about thirty Fellows selected for the quality and originality of their work. It offers 9 month-research stays (see below for exceptions), from October to June, during which researchers Fellows can pursue a project of their choice, freed from their administrative or teaching obligation. Fellows are only asked to actually reside in Nantes during their fellowship, to take part into the weekly seminars in which each of them is expected to present the state of their works, and to participate to the three weekly meals giving them opportunities for fruitful conversations.
Closing date: May 31st 2016