CFP IMéRA Institute for Advanced Study Fellowships (France)

IMéRA, Aix-Marseille Institute for Advanced Study, is issuing its calls for applications concerning fellowships during the academic year 2017-2018.

Aix-Marseille Institute for Advanced Study welcomes high level scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of three to ten months, during the academic year 2017-2018.

Deadline for applications: Friday, November 18th, midnight (Paris time, France)

Applicants may request residencies for one of the following programs:
IMéRA: call for individual applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/Inserm: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/LabexMed: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/OT-Med: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/BLRI: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/AMSE: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/MuCEM: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA/SIRIC: call for applications 2017-2018
IMéRA: call for applications of teams 2017-2018

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY 
Conditions of eligibility differ from one call to another. It is therefore necessary to refer to the description of each call for applications.

CALENDAR
Application deadline: November 18th, 2016
Publication of results: February 2017

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IMERA Call for Fellowship Applications (France)

IMéRA Calls for applications
IMéRA – Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University – is issuing calls for applications for residencies between September 2016 and July 2017:
A general Call for individual applications: open to scientists and artists
Specific Calls for individual applications: open to scientists
A general Call for team applications: open to scientists and artists

Deadline: 27 November 2015 (included)
Announcement of the results: 19 February 2016
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Eligibility conditions vary according with applications:
General calls are open to scientists and artists with or without official status and residing outside France, and are not targeted;
Specific calls are open only to persons with university or researcher position in a foreign institution, and cover research disciplines or themes.

Applications can only be submitted on IMéRA’s website.

CFP IMéRA residencies (France)

IMéRA : Call for applications 2015-2016
Application deadline: Wednesday, 7 January, 2015 – 23:59
IMéRA: Laboratory for Cross-disciplinary Exploration
A foundation of Aix-Marseille University, IMéRA is an Institute for Advanced Study, a unique research centre where both emerging and top-level scientists can take advantage of residence schemes to carry out innovative research projects.

IMéRA is specifically aimed at fostering cross-disciplinary projects. It receives scientists and artists of all disciplines (in residence between 3 and 12 months), as well as a few cross-disciplinary teams with joint projects for short stays (2 to 4 weeks). Research undertaken at the Institute is meant to develop interaction within social science, within science, between social science and hard, experimental and health sciences, and links between art and science. The Institute thus contributes to the emergence and development of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches on Aix-Marseille University ground and grooms young researchers for such approaches. IMéRA also enthusiastically welcomes projects bearing on Mediterranean territories or submitted by researchers from the Mediterranean rim.

In their applications, candidates should clearly demonstrate their interest in cross-disciplinary projects on the basis of their research or itineraries, by:
*providing a list of already experienced cross-disciplinary collaborations or of publications calling for such collaboration schemes; or
*proposing to start one such collaboration and specifying its characteristics; or
*detailing expected contributions from cross-fertilisation of their own research program with perspectives and intellectual resources of other disciplines.
IMéRA gives preference to high-aspiring research projects conducive to inter-disciplinary collaboration on complex science issues or major society challenges. 

Residents carry out their research in connection with Aix-Marseille University (AMU) teams and laboratories or with partner bodies. It is advisable to include a letter of interest by an Aix-Marseille University researcher to the application.

A – SCHEDULE
Deadline: 7 January 2015 (this date included)
Duration of residences: 5 or 10 months
Residence periods (to be chosen by the candidates, several choices are possible):
*14 Sept 2015 to 12 Feb 2016 (5 months)
*22 Feb 2016 to 13 July 2016 (5 months)
*14 Sept 2015 to 13 July 2016 (10 months)

B – WHO CAN QUALIFY
This call is open to scientists and artists of all disciplines, both junior and senior, with or without official status.

To be eligible, scientist applicants must meet the following 3 conditions:
*Not to have lived in France more than 12 months during the three years preceding this call for applications;*
*Hold a Doctorate or PhD;
*Have at least two years’ post-doctoral experience in full-time research as at the call for applications deadline.

To be eligible, artist applicants must meet the following 2 conditions:
*Not to have lived in France more than 12 months during the three years preceding this call for applications;*
Carry out a research project in connection with science.

C – SELECTION CRITERIA
Application assessment criteria include, but are not limited to:
*The candidate’s quality;
*Project and researcher’s value and potential;
*Connection of project with IMéRA’s cross-disciplinary framework (capacity to link with other disciplinary domains);
*Relevance of the research project in terms of its connection with the Aix-Marseille area (potential interaction with local facilities, teams and research centres; use of local resources – field, archives, etc.).

D – LIVING CONDITIONS
1- REMUNERATION
IMéRA will pay an allowance or a salary to residents depending on their candidate status.
Scientist remuneration
Scientists fall into two classes:
*Junior: €2,300 net monthly allowance or salary;
*Senior: €3,500 net monthly allowance or salary.

Junior class: Researchers who have 2 to 9 years of  full-time research experience after obtaining the PhD (PhD training is not considered in the calculation of experience) as at the closing date of the call for applications.
Senior class: Top-level researchers with minimum 10 years’ experience in full-time research after obtaining the PhD (PhD is not considered in the calculation of experience) as at the closing date of the call for applications, and university professors.
Artist remuneration
Artists will receive a €2,300 net monthly allowance.

2. ACCOMMODATION
IMéRA provides free accommodation to residents  in a flat within the Institute premises.

3. TRANSPORT
IMéRA will pay for the residents’ ticket from their usual place of residence to Marseille and back.

4. RESEARCH MEANS
IMéRA invites residents to organise an international research seminar on a theme related to their project during their stay, with the possibility of asking several external specialists to participate.
IMéRA does not finance production means for resident artists planning to make pieces of work.

E –CANDIDATURE
Deadline: 7 January 2015 (this date included)
Applications must be in English or French.
Candidates must submit their applications EXCLUSIVELY on IMéRA’s website. Applications sent by e-mail or by post will NOT be considered.

Online applications must include
*Duly completed application form (mandatory fields);
*One sole file (to be downloaded) including:
– Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications and/or creations/exhibitions;
– Presentation of research project (maximum 5 pages) with selective bibliography;
– For junior researchers: one to three letters of recommendation;
– A letter of interest by an Aix-Marseille researcher (not compulsory).

Period of residence:
14 Sept 2015 to 12 Feb 2016 (5 months)
22 Feb 2016 to 13 July 2016 (5 months)
14 Sept 2015 to13 July 2016 (10 months)

CFP IMéRA (France) residencies

IMéRA (Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University) is issuing calls for applications for residencies in 2015 and 2016

*Call for individual applications opened to scientists and artists, for residence schemes scheduled between 23 February 2015 and 13 July 2016 (duration 5 or 10 months);
*Call for team applications opened to scientists and artists, for residence schemes scheduled between 23 February 2015 and 13 July 2016 (duration 2, 3 or 4 weeks) ;
*In connection with the LabexMed programme, call for individual applications opened to scientists for residence schemes scheduled between 15 September 2014 and 17 July 2015 (duration 5 or 10 months).

IMéRA residence proposals are open to researchers (senior and junior) of all origins in terms of nationality and disciplines. IMéRA will consider applicants from the Mediterranean rims in a particularly favourable way.

Deadline : April 7, 2013

Applications can only be submitted on IMéRA’s website.

IMéRA (Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research) is an Université d’Aix-Marseille [Aix-Marseille University – AMU] Foundation. As such, it is a member of Réseau Français des Instituts d’Etudes Avancées (RFIEA) [French Advanced Study Institutes Network] as well as of réseau Eurias [Eurias network] and of the European Network of University-Based Institutes.

IMÉRA Scientific director (France) job ad

Call for applications: IMÉRA/ Scientific director

The post of Scientific Director of IMÉRA (the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Research) is currently vacant. IMÉRA is an Aix-Marseille University foundation, a member of the French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study (RFIEA) and part of the EURIAS network and the European network of University-Based Research Institutes. IMÉRA offers residency (for periods of 5 or 10 months) to researchers and artists, as well as shorter residencies for a number of multidisciplinary groups working on joint projects. Fellows carry out their personal research project in collaboration with teams and laboratories within Aix-Marseille University. IMÉRA aims to contribute to the emergence and development of world-class multi-, inter- and cross-disciplinary research approaches and to make young researchers familiar with such approaches on the territory of Aix-Marseille University.

The Scientific Director assists the President and the General Director of the Foundation for a two-year, renewable mandate. His/her responsibilities are to work in agreement with the General Director in order to devise and implement the programme of scientific activities. (S)he contributes to prospective planning, primarily as regards the development of the Institute’s international work, particularly on a Mediterranean level, and of its multidisciplinary programs. The Scientific Director of the Foundation is a member of the Board of Management and the Scientific Leadership Committee at the Institute.The successful applicant will be awarded an Excellence Research Chair of A*MIDEX Foundation allowing him/her to carry out and develop a personal research project with a multidisciplinary dimension, in an appropriate scientific context. As well as the salary, specific financial measures will also be provided so as to cover expenses relating to temporary staff, running costs and any light equipment. This post is open to all categories of professionals qualified to teach at University, and to all nationalities. Fluent English is required. Applicants must present an ambitious project.

Selection criteria will include the following:
• wide-ranging vision of multi- and cross-disciplinary methods in social and human sciences, science and the arts, and of their current relevance at international level;
• ability to develop innovative interfaces in cross-disciplinary studies and in the Mediterranean world;
• research interests aspiring to excellence;
• international scientific status;
• proven experience in directing research bodies or programs.

Applications should be addressed, by mail or email, to the President of the Foundation and should include a CV, a list of academic publications and an outline of a project presenting the candidate’s research and detailing his/her vision of cross-disciplinary research.

The deadline for applications is January 6th 2014, and they should be addressed to:
Monsieur le Président de la Fondation Universitaire IMéRA, 2 Place Le Verrier, 13004 Marseille, France.

Term of office: 2 years, renewable
Starting date: between March 1st and June 1st 2014