Université de Strasbourg

USIAS Fellowships 2020

This call for proposals is now CLOSED.


Call for proposals

Opening date: 20 June 2019

Deadline for applications: 20 September 2019 (13.00 CET)

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. In order to reach this objective, USIAS welcomes excellent researchers from all countries and all disciplinary backgrounds. Each year, the Institute selects around 15 fellows for a period of between three months to two years.

Fellowships are available to 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. Eligible candidates should be at the level of at least assistant professor (tenure track) or equivalent.
  • From 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. Joint projects with an external applicant are particularly encouraged. Eligible candidates should hold a permanent post and be at least at the level of maître de conférences or chargé de recherche (or equivalent).

Applications from emeritus professors can be considered. Applicants holding a non-permanent position, e.g. post-doctorate, are not eligible to apply.

Joint fellowships can be submitted, with a maximum of three applicants for any one project.

Applications should be written in English (with the exception of research related to French language and literature; see full guidelines) to enable international peer review.

Preparing the application

Important information:

Applications must be submitted online in English (with the exception of research related to French language and literature; see full guidelines) by the deadline of 20 September 2019 (13.00 CET). All uploaded documents should be in PDF format, using the templates and filenames provided. The format for documents is 12 pt font, 2.5 cm for all margins, and single line-spacing.

Note on the filename: please replace the text in brackets with your family name. E.g. 20XX_[Family name of Applicant]_CV => 2020_GARCIA_CV

Note on the templates: all text shown in brackets in the template serves as guidance for applicants and should be replaced by the applicant. E.g. in the template "Project proposal", [name and affiliation of the applicant(s)] => Roger Garcia, Yale University


  • Applicant information (DOC)
    required of all applicants. Filename: 2020_[Family name of Applicant]_CV

  • Host letter (no template)
    required of external applicants only. Filename: 2020_[Family name of Applicant]_HL
    A list of research units can be found here.
    The letter should be signed by the director of the hosting research unit.

  • Accord du Directeur (DOC)
    required of internal applicants only. Filename: 2020_[Family name of Applicant]_ADi

  • Accord du Doyen (DOC)
    required of internal applicants only. Filename: 2020_[Family name of Applicant]_ADo

  • Project Proposal (DOC)
    required of all applicants. Filename: 2020_[Family name of Applicant1]_Proposal

Applicant portal

To apply, you will need to register with the online application system that can be accessed by clicking on the button below or via the menu on the right of this page.

After registering, you will be able to start filling in the application form. You can save and make changes to your application until you are ready to submit it. You can also print your application.


Start application

The deadline for submitting an application is 20 September 2019 (13.00 CET). We recommend that you contact our office as soon as possible if you cannot find an answer to your question in the guidelines.

Please note that the USIAS office will be operating with a reduced staff during summer, from 15 July to 26 August 2019. We will endeavour to respond to your query as soon as possible, but ask for your comprehension for any delay in processing your request.


Enquiries should be sent to: Dr. Rifka Weehuizen, Managing Director

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