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.

Individual and Tandem Fellowships 2024/25 at the University of Ghana

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 (Accra). 

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 (IFG).

For the Academic Year 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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