An IAS fellowship is an opportunity to focus and collaborate on a challenging interdisciplinary research topic for 3 to 6 months. You will do so in an inspiring setting with other research fellows and IAS-affiliated researchers. For part-time fellowships, the duration can be up to one year.
We regularly welcome researchers from the Netherlands and around the world. You can join the IAS as research fellow on a part-time or full-time basis. The practical arrangements of your fellowship will be tailored to your situation. The IAS is located in the heart of Amsterdam, one of Europe’s cultural and intellectual capitals.
Please note that IAS research fellows enjoy guest status; they are not employed by the IAS. Applicants must have an employment status at another university or research institute during the period of the fellowship.
If you work at the UvA, you can also join the IAS as a research fellow. In case of a part-time fellowship you are expected to spend 40% of your time at the IAS. This opportunity is created through an in-kind arrangement with your home faculty/department. To become a full-time fellow, you will need to take sabbatical leave for the duration of your fellowship.
We bring together bright and creative minds in an inspiring environment. By giving you time and space to interact with other researchers, we aim to create the right conditions for new ideas and unexpected discoveries to flourish.
As an IAS research fellow, you can take advantage of the following:
If you come from outside the UvA, you’ll also receive:
If your fellowship application is granted, we expect you to:
During your fellowship we support you to:
Are you curious about research fellows' experiences at the IAS? Read the interview UvA research fellows here.
The IAS Board of Associates evaluates each application and makes a selection. In deciding whether to award a fellowship, we consider the following criteria:
The number of available fellowships is limited. In the selection process we will consider how your profile and proposal fits with the other research activities and fellows at the IAS.
You can apply for a fellowship within the framework of our research themes, or feel free to submit something different. Joint applications from small teams of researchers are especially welcome!
Submit a completed application form, together with your CV and a letter of support from your employer. Applications are accepted year-round. The selection committee consists of the Scientific Director, IAS Board of Associates (which convenes 5 times per year), and (if applicable) the relevant Programme Director.