Application assessment
The selection of applicants who are eligible for a fellowship is competitive, merit-based and conducted through an internationally independent and recognized peer review process. It meets the highly demanding excellence standards of the participating Institutes for Advanced Study.

The EURIAS Fellowship Programme undertakes a detailed qualitative assessment according to the following criteria:


(i) Scientific excellence of the applicant:

• Career path

• International experience

• Quality of publications

• Capacity to carry out the research proposal

• Ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation


(ii) Quality of the research proposal:

• Innovative and path-breaking quality of the proposal

• Connexion to current debates and literature

• Sound theoretical and methodological framework

• Feasibility of the work programme

• Interdisciplinary potential of the research proposal

• Expected output

• Significance of the proposal for the international academic community


(iii) Relevance of an IAS residency:

• Expected impact of the invitation on the research project

• Applicant’s ability to interact with IAS international and multidisciplinary communities

• Expected impact of the fellowship on training and career development

• Proven language capacity (most IAS operate in an English-language environment, but research can be conducted in any language, and language diversity is welcome).


Peer review

For the evaluation of the research proposals, EURIAS Fellowship Programme resorts to the expertise of external referees chosen according to their specific research interests out of a pool of some 250 referees. Selection of the external referees is based on individual excellence, an overall coverage of social sciences and humanities (and in some cases natural and exact sciences), diversity of geographic origin.

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee is composed of 16 to 18 internationally recognized researchers with specific expertise in ethics. The members are selected for their scientific excellence, their international experience and their openness to interdisciplinarity.

On the basis of the scientific assessment made by the experts and as a result of its discussions, the Selection Committee agrees on a shortlist of fellows to be proposed to the IAS.

IAS Scientific Boards

IAS make their final selection out of the shortlisted applications and inform the Programme Officer accordingly. The assessment of applications is based on a consistent set of appropriateness criteria (matching of research proposals with the specificities of the IAS):
• Interaction with the group of prospective co-fellows
• Relevance of the IAS choice by the applicant
• Specific scholarly environment or relevance of interaction with local researchers


Information to applicants
Applicants are notified electronically of the assessment of their project after (i) the preselection by EURIAS Scientific Committee and (ii) the final selection by the IAS.


Calendar of actions

Launch of the call for applications → April 19th, 2016

Application deadline → June 8th 2016, 4 PM GMT -Greenwich Mean Time-  (6 PM Paris/Brussels Time)

Results of the preselection by EURIAS Scientific Committee → Mid-November, 2016

Publication of IAS final selections → Mid-January, 2017

Arrival of fellows → September/October 2017