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Staying at the Paris IAS

Legal status and compensation

Following the compensation model often adopted by institutes for advanced studies, the Paris IAS makes every effort to cover the costs related to each fellow’s stay in France, with compensation varying based on the fellow’s personal situation. We take into consideration the fellow’s employment status in his/her home country, as well as living cost differences between France and the home country. Proposed compensation varies notably depending on whether the fellow continues to receive pay from his/her home institution. But in all cases, the benchmark pay scale corresponds to prevailing standards in French academia.

When applications are selected, the Institute’s Secretary General contacts the successful applicants to give information on the legal, administrative, and financial aspects of their stay and to define the contractual terms based on the general conditions laid out in the Call for Applications.

Research facilities


During their stay, fellows will have an office at the Paris IAS headquarters (Hôtel de Lauzun) with a computer, Internet access, and printer. The Paris IAS provides meeting rooms, and lunch can be purchased at the Institute’s canteen.

Support for scientific activities

Fellows can receive material and financial support for their work and research activities. This includes the organisation of scientific events (colloquia, workshops, or conferences), research-related travel, and translation and publication for their research texts.

Access to partner research libraries

The Paris IAS and its partner institutions have signed agreements enabling fellows to enjoy special access and borrowing privileges in the main Paris research libraries: ENS, FMSH, INHA and Bibliothèque Gernet-Glotz, Sciences Po, and the Sorbonne’s interuniversity library.

Communication and promotion

Through its website and monthly newsletter, the Paris IAS reports on the scientific events and publications involving its guest researchers. Each fellow has a page on the Institute’s website to give a brief presentation of his/her background and research project.


To facilitate housing for its guest researchers, the Paris IAS has formed partnerships with two residences that host international researchers:Maison Suger and Les Recollets. In most cases, accommodation costs are covered by the Institute.

Maison Suger

Maison Suger is an international centre for high-level foreign researchers. It was founded by Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Maison Suger allocates around a dozen studio apartments (35-55 m²) to the IAS guest researchers.

Les Récollets

Les Récollets is an international residence for scientific and cultural exchange. It is located in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. The Institute has two apartments year-round (40-75 m²).

Other housing options

Apartments at Maison Suger and Les Récollets are not suited for hosting families, so guest researchers that plan to bring their children must find other accommodation. The Paris IAS can provide a list of addresses, and will grant a housing stipend equivalent to the housing costs at Maison Suger or Les Récollets.

Pavillon Victor Lyon

From the 2017-2018 academic year onwards, all the Paris IAS fellows will be hosted at the Pavillon Victor Lyon. Located at the heart of the international university campus in Paris, the Pavillon is currently undergoing renovations. The residence will be suited for visiting researchers and their families. Around thirty apartments, from 1 to 5 rooms, and fully equipped will be available for Paris IAS fellows.
Designed as a living space, a place where international researchers can meet and exchange, the Pavillon Victor Lyon is next door to the other students and researchers residences on campus. Facilities available at the residence will include a 103 m² library and sitting room, a 100 m² conference room and a 80 m² meeting-room.

Help with administrative tasks and obtaining visas

The Paris IAS is in contact with the Paris Préfecture de Police to provide future fellows with all the documents that they need to obtain a visa from the French Consulate of their home country.