Université de Strasbourg

USIAS Fellowships 2022

Opening date: 17 June 2021

This call for proposals is now CLOSED.

USIAS Fellowships

Call for proposals

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2021 (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 interaction 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

Please read carefully the GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS that contain all the necessary information to prepare your application, which must be submitted online in English (with the exception of research related to French language and literature; see guidelines) by the call deadline.

  • All uploaded documents should be in pdf format, using the templates provided below and the requested filenames. The format for documents is 12 pt font, 2.5 cm for all margins, and single line-spacing.
  • Note on the filename: the text in brackets should be replaced with your family name.
    Example: 20XX_[Family name of Applicant]_CV => 2022_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.
    Example: in the template "Applicant information", [name and affiliation of the applicant] => Roger Garcia, Yale University
Template (doc) Required of Filename
Applicant information All applicants 2022_[Family name of Applicant]_CV
Project Proposal All applicants 2022_[Family name of Applicant1]_Proposal

Host letter (no template)
The letter should be signed by the director of
the hosting research unit (see
list of units)

External applicants 2022_[Family name of Applicant]_HL
Accord du Directeur Internal applicants 2022_[Family name of Applicant]_ADi

Accord du Doyen
Only required if your application
contains a request for dispensation

Internal applicants 2022_[Family name of Applicant]_ADo

Applicant portal

To apply, you will need to register with the online application system (accessible via the menu on the right of this page: Applicant portal).

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.



The deadline for submitting an application is 15 September 2021 (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 July and August. We will endeavour to respond to your query as soon as possible, but ask for your comprehension for any delay in processing your request.

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

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