Opportunities for Scholars for the Academic Year 2023-2024
The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute, including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.
The School of Historical Studies supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon the Greek and Roman world, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, history of science, and late modern history. The School also offers the Edward T. Cone Membership in Music Studies. The School welcomes approximately forty Members working on topics in the above-mentioned fields, but each year the School also selects scholars working in other areas of historical research. All selections are based on both external and internal review. Members in the School are appointed for either term (first term September 25 to December 22, second term January 15 to April 12) or for two terms, amounting to a full academic year. Postdoctoral fellowship appointments are for one year, renewable for a second.