Fellowship announcements

If UBIAS members would like to announce call for fellowships, please send an email to Mylène Trouvé at ubiasnetwork@gmail.com with the following:

  • Fellowship name/type
  • Institute
  • Application deadline
  • A short description of the fellowship of a max of 80 words
  • Website link to the call.

scholarships for post-doctoral researchers in Education

Institute of Advanced Studies of the university of Sao Paulo

The IEA is offering 4 post-doctoral fellowships within the scope of the project "Study on the Implementation of Curriculum Innovations, Pedagogical Strategies, and Emerging Technologies for Quality-Equity in Basic Education," linked to the Alfredo Bosi Chair of Basic Education, with headquarters at the IEA. Lines of research include: (i) Innovation and education; (ii) validation of the effectiveness of curricular innovations in the project for interdisciplinary degrees in Science (PLIC/USP); (iii) Evaluation of active methodologies in the project; (iv) technologies emerging from the PLIC/USP
Requirements: relevant PhD obtained within the last 7 years, experience in the teaching of science, mastery of modern software, teamwork skills, communication skills, and fluent English. 
Deadline: August 30, 2023


Constructive advanced Thinking (2024-2026) Programme

27 participating Institutes, including 16 UBIAS members

CAT fosters networks of excellent early-career researchers dedicated to devising new ideas to understand and to tackle current or emerging societal challenges. Although the programme has a strong focus on the societal relevance of the projects, it is entirely blue sky, bottom-up and non-thematic. CAT encourages collaboration with  stakeholders outside academia who are willing to support or engage in innovative research initiatives.
The groups will meet for short stays at different institutes and will be put in contact with the institutes’ fellows and local research communities. 
CAT provides teams of early-career researchers (3-5) time and space for thought and discussion in the best research environments Europe has to offer. The groups may include one representative of a stakeholder organization related to the theme of the project. During a period of up to 3 years, teams will benefit from a series of short stays (i.e. 1-2 weeks, 2-3 times a year, for max.6 stays).
Application deadline: 15 October 2023, 15:00 CET
For more details, click here.

Postdoctoral fellowships

Zukunftskolleg, konstanz

The 2023 Postdoctoral Fellowships call offer 5 2-year positions to excellent postdoctoral researchers at the early career level with leadership abilities and a capacity for teamwork. Fellows have a work contract with the University of Konstanz and are expected to have their place of residence in Konstanz. They participate actively in the regular weekly meetings of the Zukunftskolleg and have an opportunity to teach.
Deadline: 10 October 2023, 11:00 am
More information

Artists in residence

Merian Institute for Advanced Study (MIASA)

MIASA invites applications for artists to interact with and accompany Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups and/ or individual or tandem fellows in their ongoing research at MIASA. Artists have the capability to express and present globally challenging topics in a way which can enrich the sciences by introducing disruptive ideas. Similarly, scientific discourse can nourish the creative processes of the arts. MIASA is particularly interested in projects which address one of the following fields: *Meanings of Sustainability; *Environment; *Conflict and Peace; *Democracy; *African Cities; *Restitution; *Migration, and is interested in applications from artists of all creative forms (visual, plastic, textual, digital or performing arts). Artists in residence are invited to MIASA for a 3-month stay within the period from March 2024 to June 2025.
Application deadline: Sept. 15, 2023
More information here

EARly CAREER fellowships

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study

Early Career Fellowships are available to researchers from any nationality and discipline based in  Freiburg, Germany and abroad. They are available for 4 to 10 months between  September 1st, 2024 and August 31st, 2025. Applicants must have a completed PhD +max.8 years of post-doctoral  experience. Fellowships will allow researchers to conduct their own research projects. Full-time presence at FRIAS is  mandatory. 
Application deadline: Sept.15, 2023 - 1pm CET
More information here.

Senior fellowships


Senior fellowships are available to researchers from any nationality and discipline based in  Freiburg, Germany and abroad. Fellowships are available for 3 to 8 months between  September 1st, 2024 and August 31st, 2025).

Applicants must have a completed PhD +8 years of post-doctoral  experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position. Fellowships will allow researchers to conduct their own research projects. Full-time presence at FRIAS is mandatory.
Application deadline: Sept.15, 2023 - 1pm CET
More information here.

RESIDENT fellowships

Institut méditérannéen de recherches avancées

For the year 2024-25, Iméra, the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University is opening 14 resident fellowships ranging from 5 or 10 months, targeting academics and/or artists. The fellowships are distributed over four programs (Arts & Sciences: Indisciplined Knowledge; Interdisciplinary Explorations; Mediterranean; Necessary Utopias). Interested artists and/or academics can apply to one of the residencies.
Application deadline: October 16, 2023, 1 PM (french time)
Contact: constance.moreteau@univ-amu.fr
More information here


Helsinki COllegium for advanced study

HCAS invites applications for fixed-term appointments to begin in August 2024. We are looking for 10–15 Core Fellows representing the career stages of early career (post-doctoral researchers), mid-career (university researchers) and full professors (research directors). Professorial fellows are appointed for a term of 6-12 months, university researchers for 1-2 years, and post-doctoral researchers for 1-3 years. Deadline: 14 September 2023 at 23:59. For more details, click here.



HCAS invites applications for 1–2 Postdoctoral Researchers in the Arts for fixed-term employment from 15 August 2024 to 14 August 2025. The position is intended for persons having a doctoral degree in the arts. However, persons engaged in artistic work with a doctoral degree in a different academic field are also eligible to apply. In addition to the doctoral degree, the requirements for the position include experience of artistic work or artistic research. The call is open to practitioners of all fields of art. Successful candidates have the ability to produce high-quality artistic work and conduct research at an internationally significant level. The positions of the postdoctoral researchers in the arts are funded by Kone Foundation. For more details, click here.



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. Application deadline: 5 September 2023. More information on the 2024 Call here.

Young International Academics

Institute for Advanced Studies – University of Luxembourg

The Young International Academics (YIA) postdoctoral programme is an innovative career development programme hosted by the IAS to nurture early-career postdoctoral applicants to advance their interdisciplinary/intersectoral research. Spread over two calls, the YIA programme invites a total of 10 postdoctoral fellows with 36-month contracts each, over a programme-lifespan of 5 years. A unique feature of the YIA is its integration into the University of Luxembourg’s IAS, which promotes excellence and interdisciplinarity in research. For YIA fellows, the IAS provides an excellent environment for interdisciplinary research, mentoring by IAS fellows and an international approach promoting diversity and excellence.
Application deadlines: 30 November 2023 (first call ) and 30 April 2024 (second call)
Website link to the call: Home - Young International Academics "YIA" (uni.lu)


Institute for advanced Study at the Central EUropean University

Senior and Junior Core Fellows spend 3-9 months in Budapest and pursue their own research. They receive a stipend and accommodation at the Raoul Wallenberg Guesthouse from the Institute. Fellowships are available in all research areas of the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined.  Fellowships run for the full 9-month period (October-June), for the 3-month “short fall semester” (October-December), the 5-months “long fall semester” (October-February) or the 6-month spring semester (January-June). Each year, IAS CEU selects for this program some 15 fellows. 
Deadline for application for academic year 2024-2025 is 11:59 p.m. (CET) on 21 September, 2023.
More information.



The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS CEU) together with the Democracy Institute (DI) and the Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Budapest Site of CEU are pleased to continue their joint call for applications, after the successful launch of its inaugural fellowship program Revisionism and Falsification, Evidence and Proof for the academic year 2023/24. After the successful launch of its inaugural fellowship program Revisionism and Falsification, Evidence and Proof for the academic year 2023/24, please see the call for the Academic year 2024/5 for the new topic on Falsifying the Future. Deadline for application for academic year 2024-2025 is 11:59 p.m. (CET) on 21 September, 2023.
More information here.



In addition to our fellowship programs we accept a handful of affiliated fellows at IAS CEU each year. Affiliated fellows typically use their own external fellowships to spend their research period, or parts thereof, at IAS CEU. The minimum stay is 3 months. Affiliated fellows do not receive a stipend and may or may not receive housing from the Institute. Deadline for application for academic year 2024-2025 is 11:59 p.m. (CET) on 21 September, 2023. More information here.

artist in residence FELLOWSHIPS


IAS CEU offers annually one Writer in Residence fellowship and one Visual/New Media Artist in Residence fellowship to provide selected artists with opportunities to conceptualize and create new works. These two residential fellowships (up to 5 months each with a minimum stay of 3 months) are offered on a competitive basis to writers and visual artists, working in creative writing (such as poetry, prose, drama, screen and playwriting) and in various visual media, including film and digital applications.

Deadline for application for academic year 2024-2025 is 11:59 p.m. (CET) on 21 September, 2023. More information here.



Each year the IAS CEU in Budapest welcomes faculty members, for either the Fall or the Winter semester, offering participation in the Institute’s academic and social life, and time and space to withdraw for the duration of one term from some of the usual departmental routine and teaching.

CEU Faculty Fellows will be able to spend time on their research and writing projects alongside an international cohort of Fellows. For any further infiormation and details about application, please see the attached Call for Application. Deadline for application for academic year 2024-2025 is 11:59 p.m. (CET) on 21 September, 2023. More information here.

Interdisciplinary fellows groups


The present call is for pre-proposals for Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups (IFGs) for the period from August 15 to December 15, 2024, and from February 1 to May 31, 2025. MIASA hosts two IFGs per year. They are MIASA’s central instrument for fostering original research on ‘Sustainable Governance’ and its connected thematic areas as mentioned above. An IFG brings together a group of four to six fellows, including two co-convenors. One of the two co-convenors is expected to be from the University of Ghana. IFGs are interdisciplinary and international.
The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of the application and the fit of the proposed topic with MIASA’s thematic research profile. More information here.

Individual and Tandem Fellowships 2024/25

Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA)

MIASA is broadly dedicated to research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with ‘Sustainable Governance’ as its central topic. Overarching aims of MIASA are working towards a reduction of global asymmetries in knowledge production and bridging the cultural divide between anglophone, francophone and lusophone Africa. MIASA, established in 2018, serves as a hub for exchange, networking and collaboration amongst leading researchers from Germany, Ghana, the African and European continents, and beyond. It is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Ghana at Legon.

The Institute offers time and space for supporting innovative academic projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences of top international quality. MIASA supports these projects via individual fellowships, tandem fellowships with one partner from Germany and the other from Africa, and fellowships as members of Interdisciplinary Fellow Groups. For 2024/25 MIASA is offering up to 10 Individual Residential Fellowships and up to two Tandem Residential Fellowships. Application deadline is 31 August 2023.

For more information please visit https://www.ug.edu.gh/mias-africa

one-year Fellowship within the “Young Academy for Sustainability Research” (YAS)

FREiburg institute for advanced study

The University of Freiburg has launched the “Young Academy for SustainabilityResearch” (YAS) in October 2021 with the objective of hosting post-doctoral talents to undertake research in the field of sustainability. The YAS is funded by the Eva Mayr Stihl Foundation. The Fellow is expected to be actively involved in the YASand FRIAS in addition to his or her own research activities and to participate in meetings and projects of the members. YAS is open for applications from all disciplines. More information here.

2024/2025 FIAS Fellowships

French Institutes for advanced Study fellowship Programme

FIAS offers 40 ten-month fellowships in 7 Institutes: 4 in Aix-Marseille, 3 in the Loire Valley Institute (Orléans-Tours), 10 in Lyon, 3 in Montpellier, 4 in Nantes, 13 in Paris and 3 Rennes. The call is open to all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities. Research projects in other sciences and in arts that propose a strong interaction and dialogue with the SSH are also eligible. Please check on the IAS scientific priorities before applying. More information here.



The Overseas Researcher Program provides the eligibility/status at Waseda University for a certain period of time and necessary services for researchers engaging in educational/research activities at their home academic/research institutions outside Japan. This program is designed for conducting research only. Enrolling in courses and earning course credits under this program is strictly prohibited. The applicant must have sufficient language ability to conduct his/her research and educational activities in either Japanese or English. To learn more about the program's conditions, click here.


WASEDA INSTITUTe for advanced Study

WIAS recruits 10 promising and talented researchers to focus on their research activities under fixed-term contracts in a rich research environment. Fellows conduct advanced research on a wide range of themes, with no limitation regarding their fields of study (SSH, natural sciences). Research themes in line with the Waseda University priorities (Carbon neutrality, life science and data science) in the frame of the Top global university project will be positively considered. More information here.

2024/2025 FULBRIGHT / IMeRA chair in Migration STUDIES


The IMéRA and Fulbright chair in Migration studies is open to established scholars. They are invited to conduct their research in any discipline relating to migration studies at IMéRA and to participate in one or two day-long seminars on campus on the theme of the research project.
10-month stays strongly preferred, starting in September 2024.
Applications are due by September 15, 2023.
Apply here


Institut méditerranéen de recherches avancées

The 'Muslim Solidarity' resident will contribute to the research project led by Professor Frédéric Volpi and will in particular lead a reflection and field work on one of the themes of the 'Muslim solidarity in the face of crises in the Mediterranean' project. In this context, he will also be an Associate Fellow of the Alwaleed Center at the University of Edinburgh. His/her research work falls within the framework of the priorities of the Mediterranean program of IMéRA and in particular of its research axis on Mediterranean Islam. Learn more about the programme

individual fellowships

Israel Institute for advanced study

The IIAS at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (IIAS) invites established scholars with tenured position in an academic/research institution from Israel and abroad to submit proposals for an individual fellowship at the IIAS for the 2025-2026 academic year. Topics may cover any research area from any discipline and must seek to be innovative, with the potential to impact research in the field.Two or three scholars who will collaborate on the same project should apply individually and state clearly that they wish to work together.Fellows spend their residency at the IIAS, located at theEdmond J. Safra Givat Ram campus of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The IIAS provides fellows with a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, as well as administrative support. Fellows from abroad receive a generous fellowship and subsidised accommodation.Our expectation is that fellows’ residency will result in creative and original research that can be shared with the international research community. For additional information please visit this link https://iias.huji.ac.il/Individual_researchers



THE ISRAEL INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES (IIAS) invites scholars from Israel and abroad to submit Research Group (RG)proposals for the 2025-2026 academic year.Research proposals may be submitted by initiator(s) affiliated with any academic institution in Israel or abroad. Proposals may cover any research topic from all disciplines including interdisciplinary research, and must seek to be innovative with potential impact on their research field. RG size is flexible, ranging from 5-8 core fellows,(one of whom may be a postdoctoral fellow). Scholars spend their residency at the IIAS, located at the Edmond J. Safra Campus in Givat Ram, Jerusalem. The IIAS provides its fellows and visiting scholars with a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, as well as administrative support. Fellows from abroad receive a generous stipend and subsidised accommodation.What is a Research Group?Each RG brings together a diverse group of scholars to engage in research questions of common interest. The group fellows benefit from integrative thinking and rich dialogue, while expanding individual fellows’ research. Our expectation is that the RG’s period of residence will result in creative and original research that will be shared with the international research community.Former fellows may apply once 10 years have elapsed from the end of their previous term to the beginning of the academic year of their fellowship. For more information about Research Groups at the IIAS, please visit: iias.huji.ac.il/research-groups

ZuKonnect fellowships for early career researchers from africa, asia and latin america


Up to 4 (post-)doctoral stipends for an on-campus research stay at the Zukunftskolleg are available for up to 3  months (with justification for up to 4 months). The on-site ZUKOnnect Fellowships are complemented by a digital  affiliation extending it to a duration of 12-months. The start date for the digital affiliation is summer 2023. The  preferred start date for the on-site ZUKOnnect Fellowships is between 15 September 2023 and 15 October 2023.

More information here


BOBSTIBER FELLOWSHIP in transatlantic Audtrian and central european relationships

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY - central european university

The Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (BIAAS) and the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest (IAS CEU) are pleased to invite applications for the fellowship in Transatlantic Austrian and Central European Relations for junior researchers for the academic year 2023/24. Fellowships are available for all scholarly work related to the transnational and transatlantic relationship between the United States and present-day Austria or the countries that historically make up the Austro-Hungarian or Austrian Empires and Central Europe, coming from all disciplines, including history, politics, economics, social sciences and cultural studies broadly understood. This joint fellowship seeks to strengthen, further and make visible scholarship on modern and contemporary as well as on imperial and post-imperial Austria and Habsburg Studies, and on issues of transfer, migration and exchange, as testified in Austria’s and Central Europe’s special relationship to the US.


Institute for advanced Study - TECHNISCHE ÜNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN

The TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS) hereby invites Proposals for Fellowships in the following categories of its Fellowship program:

  • Albrecht Struppler Clinician Scientist Fellowships for excellent physicians working at the TUM School of Medicine, TUM University Hospital or German Heart Centre Munich who intend to carry out a research project at the intersection of medicine and another research field within the TUM subject portfolio (more information)
  • Anna Boyksen Fellowships for outstanding top-level female professors from outside TUM who intend to explore gender- and/or diversity-relevant topics in the context of the TUM subject portfolio (more information)
  • Hans Fischer Fellowships for outstanding early-career scientists from outside TUM (more information)
  • Hans Fischer Senior Fellowships for renowned international scientists from outside TUM (more information)
  • Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowships for highly qualified researchers from industry (more information)
  • Philosopher in Residence for internationally leading and emerging representatives of the field of philosophy (more information)
  • Further information on the conditions and the selection process is available here. Proposals are to be submitted online (link to the application forms) by Tuesday, January 31, 2023 (12:00 p.m./noon CET).



    With its junior fellowship program, the Collegium Helveticum aims to support outstandingly promising academics and artists at a critical stage of their career. The program is designed to encourage work that transgresses disciplinary boundaries in unconventional ways. We also encourage small interdisciplinary teams of up to three people to apply with a joint project. Junior fellows are early-career researchers working in academic or artistic disciplines at postdoctoral or equivalent level for art school graduates. We invite international applications as well as application from scholars and artists currently affiliated with one of the Collegium Helveticum’s supporting institutions, ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich (UZH), and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Application deadline: March 1, 2023 (23:59 CET). More information Here.


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