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Call for individual applications at IMéRA

Appel à candidatures individuelles pour des accueils en résidence à l'IMéRA

The Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University is issuing a call opened to scientists and artists

L'Institut d'études avancées de l'université d'Aix-Marseille lance un appel à candidatures ouvert aux chercheurs et aux artistes

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Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014


IMéRA is issuing a Call for individual applications opened to scientists and artists, for residence schemes scheduled between 23 February 2015 and 13 July 2016 (duration 5 or 10 months). IMéRA residence proposals are open to researchers (senior and junior) of all origins in terms of nationality and disciplines. IMéRA will consider applicants from the Mediterranean rims in a particularly favourable way. Applications can only be submitted on IMéRA's website.


Aix-Marseille University Institute for Advanced Study IMéRA has 5- or 10-months residency schemes for foreign world-class researchers; it also accommodates a few multi-disciplinary teams with a collective project for short duration stays.

Research projects carried out at IMéRA focus on cross-fertilisation within social science, within science, between social science and formal/experimental and health science, and on relationships between art and science, exploring and enhancing the potential openings between such disciplines and the new objects that may be formed there.

IMéRA aims at fostering the emergence and development of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches and grooms young researchers for such approaches on Aix-Marseille University ground.

In their applications, candidates should therefore clearly demonstrate their interest in cross-disciplinary projects on the basis of their research or itineraries, by:

  • providing a list of already experienced cross-disciplinary collaborations or of publications calling for such collaboration schemes; or
  • proposing to start one such collaboration and specifying its characteristics; or
  • detailing expected contributions from cross-fertilisation of their own research program with perspectives and intellectual resources of other disciplines.

Residents work on their own research projects at IMéRA in connection with Aix-Marseille teams and laboratories.

IMéRA also enthusiastically welcomes projects bearing on Mediterranean territories or submitted by researchers from the Mediterranean rim. 


Applications must be sent not later than on Monday 7 April 2014 (included).

Residences (duration 5 or 10 months) will take place at the following periods (to be chosen by the candidates):

  • 23 Feb 2015 to 17 July 2015 (5 months);
  • 14 Sep 2015 to 12 Feb 2016 (5 months);
  • 22 Feb 2016 to 13 July 2016 (5 months);
  • 14 Sept 2015 to 13 July 2016 (10 months).


Residences at IMéRA are open to researchers (be they scientists and artists) of all nationalities and disciplines.

Which scientists are eligible?

  • Researchers from all parts of the world, except those who have lived in France more than 12 months during the three years preceding this call for applications;
  • Researchers holding a Doctorate or PhD and who have been in a university or research position for minimum two years as at the closing date of this call for applications.

Which artists are eligible?

  • Artists from all parts of the world, except those who have lived in France more than 12 months during the three years preceding this call for applications;
  • Artists with a research project.


Application assessment criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • Project and researcher’s value and potential;
  • Connection of project with IMéRA’s cross-disciplinary framework (capacity to link with other disciplinary domains);
  • Relevance of the research project in terms of its connection with the Aix-Marseille area (potential interaction with local facilities, teams and research centres; use of local resources – field, archives, etc.).



IMéRA will pay an allowance or a salary to residents depending on their candidate status.

Scientist remuneration

Scientists fall into two classes:

  • Junior: €2,300 net monthly allowance or salary;
  • Senior: €3,500 net monthly allowance or salary.

Junior class: Researchers who have been in a university position for 2 minimum years and who have at least 9 years’ experience in full-time research as at the closing date of the call for applications.

Senior class: Top-level researchers with minimum 10 years’ experience in full-time research as at the closing date of the call for applications, and university professors.

Artist remuneration

Artists will receive a €2,300 net monthly allowance.


IMéRA provides free accommodation to residents either in a flat within the Institute premises or near the Institute in the Marseille city centre.


IMéRA will pay for the residents’ ticket from their usual place of residence to Marseille and back.


IMéRA invites residents to organise an international research seminar on a theme related to their project during their stay, with the possibility of asking several external specialists to participate.

IMéRA does not finance production means for resident artists planning to make pieces of work.


Applications must be in English or French.

Candidates must submit their applications EXCLUSIVELY on IMéRA's website (www.imera.fr). Applications sent by e-mail or by post will NOT be considered.

Online applications must include:

-       Duly completed application form (mandatory fields);

-       One sole file (to be downloaded) including:

-       Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications and/or creations/exhibitions;

-       Presentation of research project (maximum 5 pages) with selective bibliography;

-       For junior researchers: one to three letters of recommendation.



  • 2 place Le Verrier
    Marseille, France (13004)


  • Monday, April 07, 2014


  • résidences, interdisciplinarité, institut, bourses


  • Pascale Hurtado
    courriel : pascale [dot] hurtado [at] univ-amu [dot] fr

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Information source

  • Pascale Hurtado
    courriel : pascale [dot] hurtado [at] univ-amu [dot] fr


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« Call for individual applications at IMéRA », Call for tender, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, https://doi.org/10.58079/pgd

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