Université de Strasbourg

USIAS Fellowships 2018

This call for proposals is now CLOSED.


Call for proposals

The call is open as of 12 July 2017

Deadline for applications: 2 October 2017 (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 realize this mission, USIAS welcomes excellent researchers from all countries and all disciplinary backgrounds in residence. Each year, the Institute selects 10-20 fellows for a period of between three months to two years.

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.

Applications should be written in English to enable international peer review. Eligible candidates should be at least at the level of assistant professor (or equivalent) or beyond.

Preparing the application

Important information:

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 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. 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 replaced by the applicant. E.g. in the template for the proposal, [name and affiliation of the applicant(s)] => Roger Garcia, Yale University


  • Applicant information (DOC)
    required of all applicants. Filename: 2018_[Family name of Applicant]_CV

  • Host letter (no template)
    required of external applicants only. Filename: 2018_[Family name of Applicant]_HL

  • Accord du Directeur (DOC)
    required of internal applicants only. Filename: 2018_[Family name of Applicant]_ADi

  • Accord du Doyen (DOC)
    required of internal applicants only. Filename: 2018_[Family name of Applicant]_ADo

  • Project Proposal (DOC)
    required of all applicants. Filename: 2018_[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. Please read carefully the guidelines to make sure that you have all the necessary documents and information to hand.

Start application

The deadline for submitting an application is 2 October 2017 (13.00 CET). Our office is closed over the weekend (31 September - 1 October) and we cannot therfore guarantee a reply to questions received just before the deadline. We recommend that you contact our office as soon as possible if you cannot find an answer to your question in the guidelines.


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

USIAS Fellowships 2018

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