FIAS residence

The essentials

FIAS (French Institutes of Advanced Studies) is an international mobility program offering high-level scientific residencies at the seven Instituts d'études avancées :

The FIAS fellowship program supports high-quality, innovative research, with fellows conducting their research with the utmost freedom and benefiting from the strong scientific and extra-academic support of the institutes. Launched in 2020, the FIAS scholarship program will run until the 2024-2025 academic year.

For the 2025-2026 academic year, we are awaiting the renewal of the program.



These residencies are open to all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and to all fields of research. Research projects from other sciences involving a cross-disciplinary dialogue with the humanities and social sciences are also eligible.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 945408.

The FIAS program receives French national funding as part of France 2023. Contract 11-LABX-0027.

Profile and terms

The call is open to all SHS disciplines and research fields. Research projects from other sciences involving a transversal dialogue with the SHS are also eligible.

Researchers from all countries are eligible for the FIAS Fellowship Program, but must not have spent more than 12 months in France in the three years preceding the application deadline.

FIAS awards fellowships to outstanding researchers at all career levels, from postdoctoral researchers to senior scientists. The minimum requirement is a PhD plus 2 years' research experience at the time of application. An exception will be made for researchers with a Master's degree and 6 years' full-time research experience after graduation (doctoral training will not be taken into account in the experience calculation).

Scientific selection is competitive, based on merit and conducted through an international, independent peer review.


For questions relating to the application procedure or eligibility, please contact :

For all other questions : FAQ on the FIAS website

Contact the referent in Nantes

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