The IAS-STS is directed towards young scientists as well as senior scholars wishing to conduct research into the interrelationship between science, technology and society. Eligible candidates must have completed university or college studies. Preference is given to Fellowship applicants working on their dissertation or postdoctoral thesis.
The IAS-STS is open to participants from all countries of origin and academic positions. In order to ensure an interdisciplinary structure and a wide variety of research methods, the Institute endeavours to appoint Research Fellows and Visiting Scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Moreover, the IAS-STS aims to appoint an equal number of male and female researchers.
The research which Research Fellows or Visiting Scholars would like to undertake should fall within the thematical framework of the five issues outlined in the Fellowship Programme. A Fellowship at the IAS-STS is only available to research projects falling within these defined issues.
Successful candidates do not have to attend specialized courses or other educational programmes at IAS-STS. We simply offer office infrastructure and literature. More importantly, IFZ and IAS-STS scholars, specializing in the aforementioned issues, are on-hand, able and willing to support the Fellows’ research by, for example, discussing results.
Fellows have complete freedom to choose their research project as long as it falls within one of the five areas detailed in the Fellowship Programme. So, whether you are a PhD student writing your thesis, or a senior academic working on a paper or book, you will be most welcome at IAS-STS. We offer you a stimulating work environment, surrounded by experts in the fields of science, technology, society and their interrelationships; thus affording successful Fellows an intellectually inspiring and collegiate base from which to conduct research.
The IAS-STS invites researchers for a stay as:
Research Fellows (up to nine months' stay); and,
Visiting Scholars (shorter period, e.g. a month's stay).
The Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies decides on appointments in consultation with the Scientific Advisory Board.