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Open Call for Research Groups 2025-2026
The IIAS invites scholars from Israel and abroad to submit Research Group (RG) proposals for the 2025-2026 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 one postdoctoral fellow. 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 with a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, as well as administrative support. Fellows from abroad receive a generous fellowship and family accommodation.
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.
The IIAS academic year runs from September 1 to June 30. 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 February 7
The three-month residencies begin September 1, February 7, or May 1
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2023
Scholars may be from Israel or abroad and must have a tenured position with an academic research institution.
Former fellows may apply for an individual fellowship once 10 years have elapsed from the end of their previous term to the beginning of the academic year of their fellowship. This fellowship is not open for post-docs.