THE ISRAEL INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES (IIAS) invites scholars from Israel and abroad to submit Research Group (RG) proposals for the 2023-2024 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 to 8 core fellows, and each RG may include one 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 fellowship and family 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.
For more about Research Groups at the IIAS see:
Period of Residence
The IIAS academic year runs from September 1 to June 30. Proposals should include a request for a five- or ten-month residency period. Exceptions may be granted to Research Groupsto be in residence for a three-month period (e.g. for experimen tal sciences). The possible option are:
- A ten-month residency starting September 1
- A five-month residency starting September 1 or February 7
- A three-month residency starting September 1, February 7, or May 1
Application Deadline and Notification
Applications will open online on September 1, 2021. The deadline for application submission is December 1, 2021. Initiators are welcome to consult with the IIAS Director prior to submitting the proposal. To schedule a meeting please fill in the form at the following link:
The IIAS Academic Committee announces its decisions regarding the selected proposals within seven months of the submission deadline. Rejected proposals may be resubmitted. For a detailed description of our proposal submission process see:
About the IIAS
The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a national institution devoted to academic research. The Institute was founded in 1975 to provide a dynamic and enriching academic environment, championing outstanding scholarly research in a wide range of disciplines. The primary mission of the Institute is to encourage and support collaborative research. In addition to Research Groups, the Institute hosts six Advanced Schools annually as well as conferences.
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