Fellowships for Scholars Academic Year
The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations.
Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research.
Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period and a stipend. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.
Funding for Members Stipends are individually negotiated, taking into account the applicant’s base salary and the level of sabbatical and other grant support he or she can secure.
In setting compensation, the School attempts to provide half of the current academic base salary for all Members, up to a maximum of $65,000.
Each year, the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, invites about twenty scholars to be in residence for the full academic year to pursue their own research.
The School welcomes applications in economics, political science, law, psychology, sociology and anthropology.
It encourages social scientific work with an historical and humanistic bent and also entertains applications in history, philosophy, literary criticism, literature and linguistics.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. at time of application. Each year there is a general thematic focus that provides common ground for roughly half the scholars; for 2011-2012 the focus will be Moralities, under the direction of Professor Didier Fassin.
Applications must be submitted through the Institute=s online application system, which can be found, along with more information about the theme, at http://www.sss.ias.edu/applications.
The application deadline is November 1, 2010.