43 EURIAS Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowships

Deadline: 5 June 2015, 12 PM GMT
Open to: young scholars (postdoc) or leading senior researchers
Fellowship: living allowance, accommodation, a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses


The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) 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.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions. For the 2016-2017 academic year EURIAS offers 43 fellowships (21 junior and 22 senior positions). For more information please check the types of fellowships HERE.


The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars (postdoc) as well as from leading senior researchers. 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. (PhD training is not considered in the calculation of experience). Researchers from all countries are eligible to the programme but one cannot apply to an institute located in his/her country of residence. Exception is made for applicants who have spent no more than 12 months in their country of residence during the last three 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 has a proven capacity to dialogue with other scientific disciplines;
  • The candidate applies to an IAS that welcome scholars outside the humanities and social sciences;


All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.

How to apply?

Candidates apply exclusively through the online application system. The deadline for applications is 5 June 2015. Please create an account HERE to access the application platform. Please note that paper applications, incomplete applications or late applications will not be considered. In order to provide evaluators with relevant information to perform their work efficiently, EURIAS fellowship applicants have to submit (in English exclusively):

  •  The completed EURIAS application form;
  • 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;

Applicants are required to specify the following in their proposals:

  • The relevance and connections of the research to a wider academic context;
  • The aims and methods of research;
  • The current state and schedule of their research;
  • The cooperation partners, including national and international contacts, when applicable;
  • The interdisciplinary dimension of the research, if relevant;
  • The importance of trans-national mobility for achieving research objectives;
  • Their motivation for participating in the programme;
  • Issues concerning research ethics, if relevant;

Applicants are required to indicate up to three IAS as the most adequate host institutions in the order of preference and to justify their choices.

For more information about participating institutes, selection procedure or available fellowship positions please check the official website or FAQ section.

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