FAQ

 

- Is it possible to contact the IAS before applying?

- It is recommended to gather information from the institutes’ websites and to contact them in case you may need additional information (e.g: specific terms and conditions).

 

- Can I send a paper application to the programme officer?
- No. EURIAS application and evaluation processes are online procedures.

 

- Can recommendation letters be sent by email?
- No. Recommendation letters are to be submitted via the application form. Candidates are offred two solutions: (i) applicants upload the letters themselves in a pdf format via the dedicated field of the application form, (ii) or they may enter the referees’ email addresses via the online application form. The referees will instantly receive an email containing a personal login for EURIAS interface. They will be able to upload their letter of recommendation (in a pdf format) in full confidentiality. Applicants will not be able to access these documents.

 

- I am a senior applicant, do I have to indicate referees in the application form?

-Yes, all the candidates must indicate referees. Only recommendation letters are optional for senior applicants.

 

- Can I send additional application material after the deadline?

- No. For equity reason, all material sent to the programme officer after the deadline will not be considered.

 

- Can I send additional background information in a language other than English?
- EURIAS is an international programme linking 12 countries, the application and evaluation procedures are conducted in English exclusively. However, publications can be provided in any language, when coupled with an English-written abstract.

 

- Research Proposal.

- The presentation must detail the scientific goals of the project, the articulation to the current state of the art, the envisaged methodology, the expected scientific outputs and a bibliography. Please check on Application materials.

 

- How long the detailed Research Proposal should be?

- Maximum 5 pages or 10.000 signs (spaces not included) and a bibliography (up to 1 additional page). Please check on Application materials.

 

- Can I submit several research projects?
- No. One project per applicant per year.

 

- Are collective projects eligible?
- EURIAS fellowship Programme grants individual projects exclusively.

 

- I have doubts about the fellowship category I should apply for.
- Please check on the types of fellowships. If you still have doubts, please contact the Programme Officer.

 

- Can I apply to less than 3 Institutes for Advanced Study?
- Yes.

 

- Diploma equivalence
- Candidates of Science and doctorates are considered equivalent to PhD.

 

- Submision of PhD Diploma

- All applicants must submit copy of the PhD diploma with clear date mention (Master diploma is accepted ONLY for Law scholars). If the writing system/script used in the diploma is not Latin (but, for example, Cyrillic, Chinese, Arabic or some other) a Latin script university certificate or official translation must be attached as well.

 

- I am senior applicant, do I have to submit my PhD Diploma?

- Yes. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

- How is "full-time research experience" defined?
- PhD training is not considered in the calculation of full-time experience years.

 

- How is "mobility" defined?
- At the time of the application, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of the selected host institute for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date (short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account).

 

- Is it possible to anticipate or to postpone the start of the fellowship?
- Fellowships begin in September or October of each academic year (according to the host institution). However, the dates of your stay can be exceptionally negotiated with the institute. In any case, the Programme grants 10-month fellowships exclusively.

 

- What does "compulsory presence at an IAS" mean?
- You will be expected to be an active member of the IAS scientific community. However, if your project involves fieldwork, you may be allowed to be absent for several weeks, depending on the IAS internal rules.

 

- Are shorter residencies possible?
- EURIAS Fellowship Programme grants 10-months fellowships exclusively.

 

- Is there an age limit?

- No.

 

- What is the stipend?
- Stipends are in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow. Exact stipend amounts depend on the host institution’s internal rules and national legislation.

 

- In case I already applied in past years, is it possible to apply again?
- Yes, but the Program will be equally selective. Unsuccessful candidates in previous EURIAS calls will have to provide strong additional evidence of their excellence in order to increase their likehood of being awarded.

 

- Are back to back residencies possible?
- Yes, however it may not be positively considered by EURIAS Selection Committee and by the IAS.