The EURIAS Fellowship Programme is an initiative of NetIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study). The Network brings together 22 Institutes for Advanced Study across Europe. It was created in 2004 to stimulate a dialogue on IAS practices and possible forms of cooperation. Within the whole network, more than 500 researchers are hosted every year for up to one full academic year.
NetIAS members share the objective of creating international and multidisciplinary learning communities. This openness and the freedom the fellows enjoy for their researches serve to promote scientific and intellectual exchanges. The fellows are released from their usual teaching and research obligations and pursue their project in a privileged environment, that stimulates reflexion and innovation. IAS tend to break from the intellectual routines, thus fostering the emergence of new perspectives, approaches and paradigms.
While sharing a common vision concerning the freedom of research, and representing an alternative to the national institutions of higher education and research, the IAS offer a considerable diversity in terms of fellowship conditions: individual or collective fellowships; invitations or open calls for applications; one academic year residencies or shorter periods. Furthermore, their scientific policies are characterized by different thematic or geographical orientations, a diverse openness to natural and hard sciences, or a special commitment to promoting early career researchers.
EURIAS is coordinated by the RFIEA Foundation (Network of French Institutes for Advanced Study), a foundation for scientific cooperation.
The Programme Advisory Board is composed of three internationally recognized administrators with extensive national, European and international experience with panels.
This project was initiated by the NetIAS with the support of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (under grant agreement no 609400).
• Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark
• CEU - Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest, Hungary
• Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy for Science and Letters, Oslo
• Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia, Bulgaria
• Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge, United Kingdom
• Collegium de Lyon, France
• Collegium Helveticum, Zürich, Switzerland
• Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany
• Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Delmenhorst, Germany
• Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Finland
• IMéRA - Institut d’Études Avancées, Marseille, France
• Institut d’études avancées de Nantes, France
• Institut d’études avancées de Paris, France
• Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Vienna, Austria
• Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
• Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Jerusalem
• Istituto di studi avanzati di Bologna, Italy
• Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Amsterdam
• New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania
• Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden
• Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany
• Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Bielefeld, Germany
Since 2016: Simon Goldhill, Director of CRASSH, Professor in Greek Literature and Culture and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
2010-2013: Krzysztof Michalski, Rector of the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (†)
2004-2010: Wim Blockmans, Rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study – Wassenaar.
Since 2009: Olivier Bouin, Director of the foundation Réseau français des instituts d’études avancées – Lyon.
2004-2009: Joachim Nettelbeck, Secretary of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
NetIAS contact person
at RFIEA Foundation
190 avenue de France
75013 Paris - FRANCE