Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse Research Fellowships, France

Publish Date: Oct 29, 2015

Deadline: Dec 31, 2015

The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France, invites applications for Research Fellowships, on IAST general themes or on specific themes,from 1st September 2016 (please note that you are entitled to apply for more than one position):

Research Fellowship on IAST general themes:

We welcome applications from researchers within a large range of disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences: anthropology, biology, history, law,philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology, though motivated applications from outside these disciplines will be given full consideration. Applications from economists are also encouraged, but successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in, and a commitment to, at least one of the other non-economics disciplines of the IAST.   

We seek candidates with a strong research background in their own discipline, but willing and able to develop research projects drawing on IAST’s substantial interdisciplinary resources, including particularly the proximity of strong groups in economics (Toulouse School of Economics, TSE). We are open to a variety of research methods, including theory, field and laboratory experiments, observational field work, and the analysis of large secondary data sets. All research interests relevant to the broad study of human behavior are welcome, butinterests close to those already developed at IAST will be given special consideration, including, to cite only a few:

  • In history: quantitative economic history (cliometrics), empirical political economy in history, qualitative economic or social history,
  • In biology and anthropology: theoretical models of evolution, the family, sexual selection, evolution of cognition.
  • In political science: public opinion and public policies, comparative studies of democratic institutions, democratization in developing countries, experimental political science, studies of networks and their impact of individual and collective action.
  • In law: law and economics, corporate governance, criminology.
  • In psychology: cognition, the emotions, social trust, gender, group decision-making.
  • In sociology: network formation, the impact of networks on social outcomes, sociology of religion.

Please select "Category - Research Fellowship on general themes" on the application form.

Research Fellow on specific themes:

In addition,  some transversal themes will be of particular interest from 2016:

  • Governance
  • The impact of digital technology on society (this theme will be developed in conjunction with the Toulouse School of Economics with financing from the Jean-Jacques Laffont Digital Chair).More information from 31st October 2015. Please select "Category - Research Fellowship on digital chair" on the application form.
  • Work in the project directed by Professor Jorgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics) More information from 31st October 2015. Please select "Category - Research Fellowship to collaborate with Jorgen Weibull " on the application form.
  • Work in the project directed by  David Austen-Smith (Northwestern University) on the Chair on "Information, Deliberation and Collective Choice" more information here . Please select "Category - Research Fellowship to collaborate with David Austen-Smith " on the application form.

Professors Weibull and Austen-Smith will be visiting IAST regularly over the next few years. 

Eligible applicants

Active researchers who have or will have completed their PhD after January 2014 and before September 2016. The IAST offers candidates an opportunity to devote themselves full time to their research at the start of their careers. Motivated applications will be considered from candidates whose PhDs were completed in 2013 or earlier; please explain your reasons in your cover letter.


Fellows are provided with office space, computer facilities and a contract for two years, renewable for a third year.

Deadline to apply: 31st December 2015

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