EURIAS Fellowships for International Researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences

Deadline:  5 June 2014
Open to: researchers from all countries in the fields of Humanities and Social sciences
Fellowship: Living allowance in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow; accommodation, travel expenses and other benefits


The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) is offering 44 international fellowships (22 junior and 22 senior positions) in Humanities and Social sciences. The EURIAS Fellowship Programme offers two types of 10-month fellowships according to research experience: junior and senior. The Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.


Degree: At the time of the application, researchers must be in possession of a doctoral degree plus 2 years of full-time research experience after the degree. Exception is made for Law scholars who are eligible with a Master +6 years of full-time research experience after the degree.

Mobility: Researchers from all countries are eligible to the program, however applicants cannot apply to an institute located in their country of nationality or residence; Exception is made for applicants who have not spent more than 12 months in their country of nationality or residence during the last 3 years prior to the application;

The programme is open to all disciplines in the fields of humanities and social sciences. It also welcomes applications from the arts, life and exact sciences provided that:

  • The research project does not require any intensive laboratory work;
  • The research project interfaces with humanities and social sciences;
  • The applicant will show a proven capacity to dialogue with other scientific disciplines;
  • The candidate applies to an IAS that welcome scholars outside the humanities and social sciences.

There is no age limit for applying to EURIAS Fellowship Programme.

More insight into eligibility criteria is available here.

EURIAS fellowships are to offer the following conditions:

  • Living allowance in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow
  • Adequate social security coverage
  • Accommodation or support for relocation
  • A research budget
  • Travel expenses (one round trip)
  • Same working conditions as the IAS’ other fellows

Check out terms and conditions on the fellowship here.

How to Apply?

EURIAS fellowship applicants have to submit (in English):

  • The completed application form of EURIAS;
  • A curriculum comprising a list of publications;
  • A detailed research proposal (maximun 5 pages / 10,000 signs -spaces not included- and a bibliography – maximun 1 additional page);
  • For candidates applying for junior fellowships: two letters of recommendation;
  • Publications in a PDF format – 2 for juniors, 5 for seniors; (in case publications are in another language than English, an English-written abstract is requested)
  • Copy of the PhD diploma in a PDF format – if the writing system/scrip used in the diploma is not Latin (but, for example, Cyrillic, Chinese, Arabic or some other), a Latin script university certificate or official translation is requested –

Application process can be obtained on-line HERE. Further details on the application process are also available at the link.

If you are looking for more clarifications regarding this fellowship opportunity, you can also check out the FAQ section here.

For more information please visit the official webpage HERE.

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