IAS School of Historical Studies, Call for Applications: 2025-26 Membership

Institute for Advanced Study – School of Historical Studies 

Call for Applications: 2025-26 Membership 

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) 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 pursue their own research at the Institute. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, libraries, subsidized dining and housing facilities, and some administrative assistance.

The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon the Greek and Roman world, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, history of science, and musicology.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2024 

Dates of Membership: 
Term I: September 22 – December 19, 2025 Term II: January 12 – April 10, 2026

Eligibility Requirements: 
• Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, awarded no later than December 31, 2023.
• Scholars are expected to reside at the Institute for Advanced Study or in the Princeton area during the term(s) of their Membership.

Application Requirements 
• A completed online application
• Curriculum vitae
• Research proposal (maximum 1,500 words)
• One-page bibliography related to your proposal
• PDF files of three publications, in print, from peer-reviewed sources
• Two reference letters (only required for applicants who received their Ph.D. in the last five years)

Funding Information and More: 
The School of Historical Studies generally offers stipends of a maximum of $80,000 for the full academic year, and $40,000 for a single term. The Institute will also provide a limited reimbursement for travel expenses to incoming Members from outside the Princeton area. 
Scholars who have received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 2018 and are currently Assistant Professors at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada may also simultaneously apply online to the Mellon Fellowship for Assistant Professors.

Short-term Visitorships for less than a full term and no stipend are also available ad-hoc. To inquire about a Visitorship opportunity, contact the Administrative Officer at 
[email protected].

Visit ias.edu/hs/membership for more information. For all other inquiries, email [email protected].

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