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, art history, the history of science and 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 September 19 to December 16, second term January 9 to April 7) or for two terms, amounting to a full academic year.
UNDING FOR MEMBERS comes from a variety of sources including the Institute for Advanced Study’s own endowment, grants from the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and other sources. In the 2016-17 academic year the School will offer the first John Elliott Membership for research in the history and culture of Early Modern Spain. The School will also welcome scholars sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies through the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships for recently tenured professors. (Applications for that program must be submitted directly to ACLS. For information see the ACLS website: http://www.acls.org/programs/burkhardt.)
Further information and membership application materials may be found on the School’s web site, www.hs.ias.edu. See also the supplementary information page and instructions for applicants. Inquiries may be sent by email to the Administrative Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. Completed membership applications must be submitted by November 1, 2015.