Paris Institute for Advanced Study

city / country: 
Paris, France

Paris Institute for Advanced Study
17, Quai d'Anjou
75004 Paris 
Contact person: Simon Luck

The Paris IAS fosters research in the fields of humanities and social sciences, including their relationship to other fields of knowledge. The Institute proposes to combine individual research stays with research seminars, colloquia and scientific meetings, taking advantage of the richness of intellectual life of the City of Paris.

The Institute welcomes international senior researchers as well as promising scholars holding an academic position.

Founded in 2007 by the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH) in collaboration with the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS), the Institute expanded in 2010 by partnering with several universities in Paris and the Paris region. It is a member of the French network for advanced study in the humanities and social sciences (RFIEA).

Premises and facilities: 

In November 2013, the Paris IAS is housed in the Hôtel de Lauzun, a 17th century mansion located in the very heart of Paris on the Île Saint-Louis.
The IAS fellows benefit from workspaces and access to IT infrastructure, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources (the FMSH, Science Po, la Sorbonne, the ENS and INHA libraries).
The IAS provides fully-equipped apartments to its fellows at Maison Suger, in the Latin Quarter, in the historical center of Paris, or gives them assistance to find a private rental and provides them with a housing stipend equivalent to the rents paid for accommodation at Maison Suger.

Scientific priorities: 

The program is open to all disciplines in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. 

Opening to sciences outside the humanities and social sciences: 

Multi- or transdisciplinary applications on the frontiers of the life and exact sciences with a HSS component are also accepted provided that the research project does not require laboratory or access to specific facilities.