A Call for the 2015–2016 EURIAS Programme has been released. EURIAS – the European Institutes for Advanced Study Fellowship Programme – was initiated by NetIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study) in 2004, and receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme. It is an international researcher mobility programme building on the strong reputation of the Institutes for Advanced Study for promoting the focused, self-directed work of excellent researchers within the stimulating environment of a multidisciplinary and international group of fellows.
The Programme offers 10-month residencies in altogether 16 Institutes for Advanced Study across Europe – mainly in the field of Humanities and Social sciences. They are located in Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, and Zürich. The Swedish institute being part of the programme is the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala.
Over the years, several South Asia scholars have been fellows at SCAS. Among them can be mentioned Amit Bhaduri from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi (1997); T. K. Oommen, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1998); Veena Das, University of Delhi, and New School for Social Research, New York (1999); Swati Chattopadhyay, University of California, Santa Barbara (2007); and Krishnan Srinivasan, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata (2008). In recent years appear Professor Jyotirmaya Sharma from the Dept. of Political Science, University of Hyderabad in 2012; and again Krishnan Srinivasan for the academic year 2012/13. More information about South Asia related activities at SCAS.
EURIAS Fellowship Programme offers 44 fellowships (22 for senior researchers and 22 for junior ones) for the 2015/2016 academic year. The key target group is scholars from within the fields of the humanities and social sciences, but fellowships may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. Deadline for applications is 5 June 2014.