The new University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships are now on offer  to researchers in any field for the year 2018. USIAS welcomes excellent researchers from all countries and disciplinary backgrounds in residence.

The objective of the fellowship is to offer opportunities for excellent researchers to conduct independent research and explore new ideas and approaches.

The University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) was created in 2012 to fund excellent, original research in all scientific domains and to serve as a place of intellectual innovation.

Course Level: Fellowships are offered to pursue research.

Study Subject: The fellowships are available to researchers in any field (life sciences, natural sciences and social sciences and humanities), with a doctorate or comparable degree currently employed at the level of at least a tenured assistant professor (or equivalent).

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Scholarship Award: Fellowships are awarded for a period of minimum 3 and maximum 24 months, and are expected to start during the period 01/05/2018 – 01/12/2018. Joint fellowships can be submitted, with a maximum of three applicants for any one project. The budget will be need-based, taking into account the differing requirements of different disciplines. The upper limit is 200k€.

Number of Scholarships: Each year, the Institute selects 10-20 fellows for a period of between three months to two years.

Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be qualified for the scholarship:

  • In order to reach these objectives, USIAS welcomes excellent researchers from all countries and disciplinary backgrounds in residence.
  • Fellowships are available to both promising young scholars and excellent advanced researchers from outside of Strasbourg, wishing to carry out research in collaboration with researchers at the University of Strasbourg and/or to use a specific Strasbourg research facility.
  • In addition, excellent researchers already based at the University of Strasbourg wishing to work on particularly original research ideas, seeking to apply their knowledge and skills to new domains outside of their current field of work, are welcome to apply, especially when jointly with an external collaborator.

Nationality: USIAS welcomes excellent researchers from all countries and disciplinary backgrounds in residence.


How to Apply: To apply, you will have to register with the online application system.

Applications must be submitted online in English by the deadline of 2 October 2017 (13.00 CET). All uploaded documents should be in PDF format, using the templates and file names given. The format for documents is 12 pt font, 2.5 cm for all margins, and single line-spacing.

Note on the filename: please change the text in brackets with your family name. E.g. 2018_[Family name of Applicant]_CV => 2018_GARCIA_CV

Note on the templates: all text given in brackets in the template serves as guidance for applicants and should be change by the applicant. E.g. in the template for the proposal, replace [name of applicant1] with the name of the applicant. For example, if the applicant’s name is Roger Garcia, the name of the file with the project proposals will become 2018_Garcia_proposal. In case there is more than one applicant, please use the name of the person who is listed as the first applicant in the online application form, this is the applicant who will be the correspondent for the application.


  • Applicant information(DOC)
    required of all applicants; in case of more than one applicant for one project, the three items of applicant information (CV, track record and grant information) should be provided per applicant (in order), and the information of all applicants of the project should be saved together in one document in pdf format. Filename: 2018_[Family name of Applicant1]_CV
  • Host letter(no template)
    required of external applicants only to submit in pdf format. Filename: 2018_[Family name of Applicant1]_HL
  • Accord du Directeur(DOC)
    required of internal applicants only; to submit in pdf format. Filename: 2018_[Family name of Applicant1]_ADi
  • Accord du Doyen(DOC)
    needed of internal applicants only, if applicable; to submit in pdf format. Filename: 2018_[Family name of Applicant1]_ADo
  • Project Proposal(DOC)
    required of all applicants. Filename: 2018_[Family name of Applicant1]_Proposal

Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting an application is October 2, 2017.

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