IIAS (and IIAS/FMSH) Fellowship Application - Terms and Conditions

IIAS invites outstanding scholars to apply for a fellowship at IIAS. Applicants may also apply for an extra two months of research at the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) in Paris, in the framework of an additional combined IIAS/FMSH fellowship.

Please NOTE

The information provided on this page is intended for researchers who would like to apply for an IIAS Fellowship (with or without an additional research period in Paris). Please do NOT file an application with IIAS if you will be visiting IIAS in the framework of an (exchange) agreement between IIAS and a partner institution. In that case you will be selected and nominated to IIAS by the partner institution.

Eligibility

The position of affiliated fellow is intended for outstanding researchers (also see 'Terms and conditions') from around the world, to work on an important aspect of Asian studies research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. We also welcome researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into a book publication.

Research focus

IIAS is an institute that actively promotes innovative research and seeks the interconnection between academic disciplines. In doing so, we are particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three IIAS clusters 'Asian Cities', 'Asian Heritages' and 'Global Asia'. However, we also welcome outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. If this applies to your research proposal, please choose the 'Open Category' Applications that link to more than one field are also welcome.

The application form will ask you in which cluster (or clusters) your project best fits, or to choose the 'Open category. 

Terms and conditions

  1. Applicants must have fulfilled all requirements of the PhD. If you are a PhD candidate at the time of application, you may also apply, provided that you graduate within 5 months after the application deadline (see below). A letter from your university will be required to confirm your graduation before this date.
  2. If you are applying for a grant from IIAS to cover your research period in the Netherlands, the fellowship will be tenable for a maximum period of 10 months.
  3. Support for research (office facilities, library access, networks, etc.) will be provided.
  4. Affiliated fellows are expected to participate in IIAS events, including fellow seminars, monthly lunch lectures, and drinks.

Grant

If IIAS decides to sponsor your research by awarding a grant, you will receive:

- A monthly grant of €2000;
- A one-time grant of (max) €1000 towards the costs of (international) travel;
- Office facilities; several (shared) rooms equipped with computers are available for the fellows at the IIAS building; printing, copying and scanning; use of the kitchen and garden.
- Access to the Leiden University Libraries.

Extend your IIAS fellowship with an additional two months of research at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) in Paris, France

Anyone applying for an IIAS fellowship can simultaneously apply for two extra months of research in Paris. If you are interested in this option, you should indicate this on the IIAS Application form.

Per year, FMSH offers three fellowships of two months each, for scholars who have been awarded an IIAS fellowship and who wish to spend an additional two months in Paris to pursue their research.

The FMSH fellowship covers accommodation and a stipend of EURO 1000 per month.

Applicants who want to apply for the FMSH fellowship, which should follow immediately upon the conclusion of their stay in Leiden, should indicate so in the IIAS Fellowship Application form with a motivation as to:

  1. how they could profit from their stay in Paris (e.g. French archives or collections consultation, contacts with specific museum or institutions deeply linked to their research, etc.); 
  2. the Fondation chair-holder to work in Paris;  
  3. how they could contribute to the work of FMSH. 

Website FMSH: www.fmsh.fr/en

Deadline

Next call will open in January 2023.