The Paris Institute for Advanced Study (Paris IAS) is a research centre in the field of the humanities and social sciences (SHS), and related disciplines. It offers globally-recognised senior and junior researchers a chance to carry out five- to nine-month research stays in Paris.
The Paris IAS was founded in 2008 by Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), and École Normale Supérieure (ENS). In 2011, it became an independent, autonomous institution, with support from the 9 main universities and research institutes of the Paris region, as well as the City of Paris, FMSH, and the Île-de-France Regional Authority. It also enjoys funding from the French Ministry for Research and Higher Education as part of the “Investments for the Future” programme currently managed by RFIEA (a network of the four Institutes for Advanced Study in France).