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 Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, philosophy, and modern international relations. The School also offers the Edward T. Cone Membership in Music Studies. Each year the School welcomes approximately forty Members. Most are working on topics in the above mentioned fields, but each year the School also selects some scholars working in other areas of historical research. Members in the School are appointed for either one term (first term Sept. 24 to Dec. 21, second term Jan. 7 to April 5) or for two terms, amounting to a full academic year.
Eligibility requirements include
the Ph.D. (or equivalent) at the time of application and a substantial
record of publication. The School takes into account the stage of
the scholar’s academic career when considering the list of
publications, but in general applicants should have at least several
articles already published in scholarly publications in order to be
considered eligible. Qualified candidates of any nationality are
invited to apply. Scholars are not required to have a current
Memeber are expected to remain in residence in Princeton during term time.
Members’ only other obligation is to pursue their own
research. If they wish, they may also participate in seminars and
meetings within the Institute, and there are ample opportunities for
contacts with scholars at nearby universities.
Institute stipends normally be offered up to a maximum of $65,000 for the full academic year, or $32,500 for one term. A few senior scholars will be offered additional funding to help make up for losses in salary. Scholars with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means may apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Four Assistant Professors who meet additional eligibility requirements will be selected for Mellon Fellowships that will provide full year support matching their salaries and benefits at the time of application. Stipends may be supplemented by other grants, including sabbatical salaries, but if the total exceeds the salary at the time of application the Institute stipend will be reduced accordingly. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis.
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