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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 scientists, 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

The application form can be accessed at the bottom of the text of each programme (Button "Submit an application").

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/writing project/research project for a creation (maximum 5 pages) with selective bibliography (mandatory for scientists)
    - For junior scientists: one to three letters of recommendation
  Schedule of calls
  • Residence schemes (5 or 10 months) scheduled between September 2020 and July 2021
  • Deadline: 26 September 2019 at 1:00 pm (French time)
  • Public announcement of the results: December 2019

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

  About calls 2019-2020 and partners

IMéRA is the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University and a member of RFIEA (French Network of Institutes for Advanced Study), NETIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study) and UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for  Advanced Studies).

Each year it hosts about thirty artists and scientists from all disciplines (residents), 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 four thematic programmes: Art, Science and Society; Crossing paths: explorations of interdisciplinarity; Mediterranean programme; Global Phenomena and Regulation.

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.

Since 2016-2017, IMéRA has maintained an upward trajectory in terms of the quality of incubated scientific or cultural projects. This has been made possible in particular by the multiplication of pluriannual partnerships with scientific, cultural and institutional partners of very high level and at all scales, ranging from the Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the Ecole des Hautes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) to the Franch-American Fulbright Commission and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF, through the Fondation Islam de France, the Mucem, or the Paoli-Calmettes Institute. These partnerships have resulted in the creation of numerous thematic chairs annually held by first-class researchers from the world's leading universities and research institutes. In just a few years, IMéRA has established itself as a leading Institute for Advanced Study in France, and has markedly increased its visibility worldwide. As a matter of fact, IMéRA is currently one of the three coordinators of the network UBIAS.

The 2020-2021 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 scientists 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.

Please refer to each call (Application and residency conditions) for information about: Remuneration, Dates and duration of residencies, Conditions of eligibility