Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS)

city / country: 
Jerusalem, Israel

Israel Institute for Advanced Studies
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Edmond J. Safra Campus at Givat Ram
Jerusalem 91904

Tel : +972 658 6931

Contact person: Iris Avivi


The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a national institution devoted to academic research. The Institute was founded in 1975 to provide a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, championing outstanding scholarly research in a wide range of disciplines. It brings together scholars from around the world to engage in collaborative research projects for periods of five to ten months. The IIAS also hosts a wide range of workshops, conferences, as well as five Advanced Schools, with three of the Schools directed by Nobel laureates. The conferences, workshops and Schools attract a broad range of international speakers and participants. Visiting fellows are provided with an office along with technical support. They are also provided with a fully furnished apartment. Throughout the year there are excursions and cultural events. The Institute provides a uniquely warm and supportive environment for the scholars it brings together, while maintaining the highest level of individual research and facilitating creative scholarly interaction.


Premises and facilities: 

The IIAS is located in the Feldman building on the Edmond J. Safra campus at Givat Ram in Jerusalem. The Institute occupies the first two floors of the building. There are 51 offices, one conference hall that accommodates approximately 120 people, two smaller seminar rooms and a dining hall where lunch is provided for the visiting fellows and their guests.


Scientific priorities: 

Research proposals may be submitted by any scholar from any country on any topic from a broad range of fields. Academic flexibility, creativity and innovation are encouraged in a receptive and open environment. The IIAS is open to all disciplines. If visiting fellows in the natural sciences are in need of a laboratory for their research, they will need to make arrangements for laboratory access in Jerusalem, as there are no laboratories at the Institute. The IIAS will of course assist the fellows in locating and contacting the laboratories.


Opening to sciences outside the humanities and social sciences: 

The IIAS welcomes EURIAS applications from all science disciplines, if no use of a laboratory is required.