After Paris IAS’s scientific bodies have announced the applicants selected, or six months before the residency is to begin (at the latest), Paris IAS’s administrative services and each guest researcher will exchange additional information required for handling formalities and setting up the conditions for the residency. Hosting conditions will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis at that time.
Guest researcher status
The financial terms proposed by the Paris IAS to future guest researchers follow the frequent remuneration policy of Institutes for Advanced Study, namely: “nothing lost, nothing gained”. Thus, within its means, Paris IAS is committed to prevent the guest researcher’s standard of living from being affected by the additional costs incurred by the stay in Paris.
The status offered by Paris IAS will depend on whether or not the guest researcher’s home institution maintains his/her salary and insurance cover during the period of the stay in Paris.
If, during the stay in Paris:
- The guest researcher keeps his/her status as a professor or research at the home university (either with pay or as an unpaid sabbatical) and insurance cover, then he/she will be covered by a stipend agreement, signed either directly with Paris IAS, or with both the home university and Paris IAS.
- The guest researcher does not have permanent professional status in his/her home country, then a temporary work contract will be offered when he/she arrives in France.
- Other special cases will be examined on an individual basis.
Depending on the information gathered as described above, each guest researcher will receive a salary or a research stipend corresponding to the invitation category, for an amount of between €1,500 and €3,000 per month.
This amount may be adjusted depending on the guest researcher’s status and differences in the cost of living between France and the home country.
All the information concerning the future guest researcher’s situation in his/her home country during the period of his/her stay in Paris (i.e. status, remuneration, insurance cover, health and personal insurance) must be indicated in an official documents provided by the relevant institutions.
Applicants that receive no financial support from their home institutions must indicate this in their application form.
Other hosting conditions
Paris IAS will also cover direct costs incurred due to the stay, notably:
- The guest researcher’s round-trip plane ticket, based on economy class tariffs
- Individual insurance cover for fellows that do not have such cover when they arrive
- Certain research-related expenses
- A housing stipend for fellows staying in private apartments; Paris IAS can, in some cases, host guest researchers’ family members, and applicants with such plans must notify us as soon as possible.
A personal invitation letter will describe all conditions for the stay at Paris IAS.
Future guest researchers must provide all requested documents and carry out all formalities required by applicable laws. The terms and conditions for these formalities will be specified by Paris IAS.
Means of research
During their stays, fellows can receive support for their work and research activities. In this case, they must present a project so that a budget can be drawn up when they arrive at Paris IAS.
For this purpose, fellows will also have the possibility of organising scientific meetings and events to foster contact with colleagues working at other research institutions.
Results of the research stay
At the end of their stays, fellows will prepare a scientific report, presenting the results of their research at Paris IAS. Texts published following their stay and related to their original project at Paris IAS will expressly mention the support received. Former fellows will inform the institute of publications, prizes or awards linked directly or indirectly to their research residencies at Paris IAS.
Nota bene: The summaries of the research project and of personal data, or a digital photograph of fellows, may be used in official and public
documentation of Paris IAS (website, leaflets or publications such as the Yearbook).