The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) invites scholars from Israel and abroad to submit Research Group (RG) proposals for the 2021-2022 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, and each RG can include postdoctoral fellows. 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 a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, as well as administrative support. Fellows from abroad receive a generous fellowship and a 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 see: http://www.as.huji.ac.il/researchgroups
Period of Residence
The IIAS academic year runs from September 1 to August 31. Proposals should include a request for a five- or ten-month residency period. Exceptions may be granted to Research Groups to be in residence for a three-month period (e.g. for experimental sciences). These are the possible options:
The ten-month residencies begin September 1
The five-month residencies begin September 1 or March 1
The three-month residencies begin September 1, March 1, or May 1
Application Deadline and Notification
Submission of proposal is a two-step process:
Pre-proposal: April 1– July 31, 2019
Full proposal: September 1– December 1, 2019
The IIAS Academic Committee announces its decisions regarding the selected proposals within six months of the submission deadline. Rejected proposals may be resubmitted.
For a revised, detailed description of our proposal submission process, see: http://www.as.huji.ac.il/rgopencall