Open Call 2021 2022

Open Call for Research Group Proposals for the 2021-22 Academic Year


The Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (IIAS) invites scholars from Israel and abroad to submit Research Group proposals for the 2021/2022 academic year.

What is a Research Group?


A Research Group supported by the IIAS (RG) is a diverse group of scholars (Fellows) brought together by an organizer (s) to engage in research questions of common interest in a collaborative manner.

Topics may cover any research topic from any discipline, with an interdisciplinary element, and must seek to be innovative with potential impact on research in the field. Proposals previously rejected may be resubmitted twice more. Our expectation is that the RG residency will result in creative and original research that can be shared with the international research community. RG size is flexible, ranging from 5 to 8 core Fellows and may also include a postdoctoral fellow and visiting scholars.

RG Fellows participate in group integrative thinking and rich dialogue, while advancing their own individual research. Fellows spend their residency at the IIAS, located at the Edmond J. Safra Givat Ram campus of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The IIAS provides RG Fellows with a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, as well as administrative support. Fellows from abroad receive a generous fellowship and subsidized family accommodation.


Period of Residence

The IIAS academic year runs from September 1 to June 30. RGs are resident for 10 months, 5 months or 3 months (especially for experimental science), and the proposal should contain the period of residency (POR) requested according to the following options:

  • 10-months residencies begin September 1
  • 5-months residencies begin September 1 or March 1
  • 3-months residencies begin September 1, March 1, or May 1 (a 3 month period can be split into 2 periods of 6 weeks each).

Applicants should be aware that the scheduling of RGs is limited by the number of RGs chosen, the length of the POR, and the availability of office space and apartments for Fellows. Efforts will be made to satisfy the scheduling preferences of each RG.


Application & Notification Timeline

Submission of the proposal by the Organizer(s) is a two-step process:

  • Submission of pre-proposal and meetings with IIAS director: April 1– July 31, 2019.
  • Submission of full proposal: September 1– December 1, 2019.

Final decisions regarding the selected proposals will be sent to the Organizer(s) by June 30, 2020.


Important Links:

Organizer's Guide to Composing a Research Group 

Application Information