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Résidences de recherche « European Institutes for Advanced Study » (EURIAS) (2018-2019)

European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme (2018-2019)

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Publié le mardi 23 mai 2017 par Céline Guilleux

Résumé

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 19 participating Institutes: Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Warsaw, 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.

Annonce

For the 2018-2019 academic year, EURIAS offers 54 fellowships (26 junior and 28 senior positions).

EURIAS Fellowships

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 19 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.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues. The EURIAS Consortium welcomes applications from scholars at risk.

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.

Application materials

Applications are submitted online via www.eurias-fp.eu, where, you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, and selection procedure.

Before applying, please read the following instructions carefully:

  • Candidates apply exclusively through the online application system.
  • Paper applications are not accepted.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applications not complying with the maximum length criteria will not be considered.
  • Late applications will not be considered.

(i) Please create an account via the user space to access the application platform. Recommended web browsers Firefox and Safari (some technical problems may occur with Internet Explorer and Google Chrome)

(ii) In order to provide evaluators with relevant information to perform their work efficiently, EURIAS fellowship applicants are required to submit in English exclusively (applications in languages other than English -also partially- will not be considered) :

  • The completed EURIAS application form
  • A curriculum vitae comprising a list of publications (full contact details, academic and professional experiences – up to 7 pages, and a list of publications – up to 3 pages).
  • A detailed research proposal (up to 5 pages or 10,000 signs (spaces not included) and a bibliography – up to 1 additional page)
  • For candidates applying for junior fellowships, two letters of recommendation (letters of recommendation are optional for senior applicants)*
  • Publications in pdf format (2 for juniors, 5 for seniors) – in case publications are in a language other than English, an English-written abstract is required. **
  • Copy of the PhD diploma in pdf format – if the writing system 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.

(iii) 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

(iv) Applicants are required to indicate up to three IAS and to justify their choices. The order of the indicated IAS implies a ranking by order of preference. Applications lacking justification for these choices will not be considered.

* Recommendation letters are to be submitted via the application form.

Candidates are offered two solutions:

  1. applicants upload the letters themselves in a pdf format via the dedicated field of the application form,
  2. 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.

** All submitted publications must comply with the following indications:

  1. mention clear bibliographical reference for each document,
  2. the maximum length of an attached publication is 30 pages,
  3. an English-written abstract must be included at the beginning of the publication in case publications are in another language than English.

Applications with publications not complying with any of these indications will not be considered.

Calendar of actions

  • Launch of the call for applications → May 5th, 2017
  • Application deadline → June 7th, 2017 -4 PM GMT, 6 PM Paris/Brussels time-

  • Results of the preselection by EURIAS Scientific Committee → Mid-November 2017
  • Publication of IAS final selections → Mid-January 2018
  • Arrival of fellows → September/October 2018

How to apply

Please create an account via the user space to access the application platform. EURIAS application and evaluation processes are online procedures.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents (in English exclusively):

  • The completed EURIAS application form
  • A curriculum vitae comprising a list of publications (maximun 10 pages)
  • A detailed research proposal (maximun 5 pages / 10,000 signs -spaces not includedand a bibliography - maximun 1 additional page)

For candidates applying for junior fellowships, two letters of recommendation (letters of recommendation are optional for senior applicants) 

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 requestedApplicants 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.

Candidates apply exclusively through the online application system. Paper applications are not accepted.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications not complying with the maximum length criteria will not be considered.

Applications in languages other than English (also partially) will not be considered.

Selection procedure

  • Scientific assessment by two international reviewers
  • Pre-selection by the international EURIAS Scientific Committee
  • Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards
  • Publication of results: January 2018

Application assessment

The selection of applicants who are eligible for a fellowship is competitive, merit-based and conducted through an internationally independent and recognized peer review process. It meets the highly demanding excellence standards of the participating Institutes for Advanced Study.

The EURIAS Fellowship Programme undertakes a detailed qualitative assessment according to the following criteria:

(i) Scientific excellence of the applicant:

  • Career path
  • International experience
  • Quality of publications
  • Capacity to carry out the research proposal
  • Ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation

(ii) Quality of the research proposal:

  • Innovative and path-breaking quality of the proposal
  • Connexion to current debates and literature
  • Sound theoretical and methodological framework
  • Feasibility of the work programme
  • Interdisciplinary potential of the research proposal
  • Expected output
  • Significance of the proposal for the international academic community

(iii) Relevance of an IAS residency:

  • Expected impact of the invitation on the research project
  • Applicant’s ability to interact with IAS international and multidisciplinary communities
  • Expected impact of the fellowship on training and career development
  • Proven language capacity (most IAS operate in an English-language environment, but research can be conducted in any language, and language diversity is welcome).

Peer review

For the evaluation of the research proposals, EURIAS Fellowship Programme resorts to the expertise of external referees chosen according to their specific research interests out of a pool of some 250 referees. Selection of the external referees is based on individual excellence, an overall coverage of social sciences and humanities (and in some cases natural and exact sciences), diversity of geographic origin.

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee is composed of 16 to 18 internationally recognized researchers with specific expertise in ethics. The members are selected for their scientific excellence, their international experience and their openness to interdisciplinarity.

On the basis of the scientific assessment made by the experts and as a result of its discussions, the Selection Committee agrees on a shortlist of fellows to be proposed to the IAS.

IAS Scientific Boards

IAS make their final selection out of the shortlisted applications and inform the Programme Officer accordingly. The assessment of applications is based on a consistent set of appropriateness criteria (matching of research proposals with the specificities of the IAS):

  • Interaction with the group of prospective co-fellows
  • Relevance of the IAS choice by the applicant
  • Specific scholarly environment or relevance of interaction with local researchers

Information to applicants

Applicants are notified electronically of the assessment of their project after (i) the preselection by EURIAS Scientific Committee and (ii) the final selection by the IAS.

Eligibility requirements

Degree

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).

Mobility

Researchers from all countries are eligible to the programme. 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 -June 7th 2017 (short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account).

Disciplines

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.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to check the IAS’ websites to learn more about the scientific orientation of the Institutes and their potential opening to disciplines outside the humanities and social sciences.

Age

There is no age discrimination.

Administrative

Applicants must provide full application forms, curricula, PhD diploma, publications, two letters of recommendation for junior applicants, detailed research proposals. Incomplete applications are not considered.

Late applications are not considered (the online application platforms prevents applicants from submitting after the deadline)

Terms and conditions

  • EURIAS fellowships offer the following conditions:
  • Living allowance in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow*
  • Adequate social security coverage*
  • Accommodation or support for relocation
  • A research budget
  • Travel expenses (one round trip)
  • Same working conditions as the IAS’ other fellows

* Please, note that the administrative modalities, working conditions, level of social security coverage and the precise living allowance amount may slightly vary from one Institute to another.

The Fellows benefit from administrative support for international mobility issues (travel, accommodation, administrative procedures).

The Fellows enjoy offices, IT equipment, and access to meeting rooms, conference room, libraries… and benefit from a research budget that covers the organization and participation in scientific events (including the EURIAS annual meeting) related to their research project, acquiring of specific skills, registration fees, and publication of research outcomes.

The Fellows remain the owners of their research. The mention of the EURIAS Fellowship Programme and of the European Commission support (COFUND Programme - Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions - FP7) is compulsory on any document or publication resulting from the research carried out during the fellowship.

Dates

  • mercredi 07 juin 2017

Mots-clés

  • fellowship, Europe, experienced researcher

Contacts

  • EURIAS Programme Officer
    courriel : programme [dot] officer [at] eurias-fp [dot] eu

URLS de référence

Source de l'information

  • Raquel Sanz Barrio
    courriel : programme [dot] officer [at] eurias-fp [dot] eu

Pour citer cette annonce

« Résidences de recherche « European Institutes for Advanced Study » (EURIAS) (2018-2019) », Bourse, prix et emploi, Calenda, Publié le mardi 23 mai 2017, http://calenda.org/405170