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Calls and Applications

IMéRA and its partners are issuing 4 calls, one per programme. Each programme is associated with a “white” (or general) call and a set of specific residencies jointly managed by local, national or international partners. These specific residencies include chairs reserved for experienced researchers

Interested researchers, writers or artists may apply for one programme only. Please indicate the type of residency you are requesting in your application (general program and/or specific residency).

Applications

Applications must be in English or French.

Candidates must submit their applications exclusively on IMéRA's website (candidatures-imera.univ-amu.fr).

Online applications must include:

  • Duly completed application form (mandatory fields)
  • Files to be downloaded :
    - Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications (and/or creations/exhibitions for artists)
    - Presentation of research project (maximum 5 pages) with selective bibliography (mandatory for researchers)
    - For junior researchers: one to three letters of recommendation
    - Additional documents specific to each residency.
  Schedule of calls
  • Residence schemes (from 3 to 10 months) scheduled between September 2018 and July 2019
  • Deadline: Monday 18 September 2017 at 1:00 pm (French time)
  • Public announcement of the results: December 2017

ONLY electronic applications can be submitted on IMéRA's website. Applications sent by e-mail or by post will not be considered.

  About calls 2018-2019 and partners

IMéRA is an institute for advanced study and a member of RFIEA (French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study) and NETIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study).

Each year we receive some twenty researchers and artists (residents), all international. These resident researchers and artists are selected after an evaluation procedure with the most stringent international standards, shortlisting of applications and external evaluators.

IMéRA promotes innovative experimental interdisciplinary approaches in all areas of knowledge. Since September 2016, the research activity within the institute has hinged around three structural programs following three cross-fertilization lines (Science Meets Humanities; Art, Science and Society; and Mediterranean programmes). In addition to these structural programs, a multi-annual thematic program conducive to interdisciplinary research entitled Global Phenomena and Regulation is deployed over the period 2017-2020.

IMéRA was incorporated into Aix-Marseille University (AMU) in 2013. This has opened the Institute up to a wide array of top-level interactions, notably with AMU’s excellence laboratories (Labex). The collaboration has resulted in the opening of joint residencies with many of those Labex, while naturally preserving IMéRA’s scientific independence.

To fully establish its national and international standing, IMéRA has already implemented close partnerships with major French research institutions such as the EHESS, INSERM and IRD and international research institutions such as the University of Columbia and the Fulbright Franco-American Commission.

As a result of this change, both in terms of programmatic structuring and local, national and international partnerships, IMéRA’s residencies offer has been enriched. To take this into account, for the first time the 2018-2019 calls for residency are structured in line with the four programmes outlined above and we are issuing 4 calls, one per programme. Each programme is associated with a “white” (or general) call and a set of specific residencies jointly managed by local, national or international partners. These specific residencies include chairs reserved for experienced researchers.

Interested researchers or artists may apply for one programme only. Please indicate the type of residency you are requesting in your application (general program and/or specific residency).

  Residency conditions

For information about remuneration, please refer to each call (Application and residency conditions).

Accommodation

IMéRA provides free accommodation to residents in one of the apartments of the institute, situated in “Parc Longchamp” in the center of Marseille.
Requests for familial hosting at IMéRA shall absolutely be mentioned in the application form, for consideration. These requests will be satisfied within the constraints of the available accommodations at IMéRA's disposal, i.e. 14 apartments from which 4 can host families (3 apartments for a couple with one child, 1 for a couple with 2 children).

Transport

IMéRA will pay for the residents’ ticket from their usual place of residence to Marseille and back.

Research means

Residents are supported by the IMéRA team for a smooth stay and the organization of their seminars, which can be either linked to one of the programme themes or in cross-connection with other programmes. Programme directors help residents organise the seminars and establish new contacts with the Aix-Marseille area scientific and cultural environment.

Within the limits of the available budget, IMéRA can fund missions and initiatives related to research projects.

IMéRA does not finance production means for resident artists planning to make pieces of work.

Resident commitments

IMéRA residents should comply with the various commitments of the Institute Charter, including: residing at the Institute; contributing to IMéRA scientific activities and publications; participating in the weekly residents’ lunch and seminar; contributing to the dissemination of information on residents’ activities and achievements by IMéRA; final report on their activities at the end of their stay, presentation of a residency exit; obligation to mention IMéRA’s support in all publications developed during their stay at IMéRA.