The IAST (Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse), multidisciplinary research center in social sciences, aims to facilitate and encourage cross-disciplinarity to break down artificial disciplinary boundaries. Economics, sociology, biology, law, political science, psychology, anthropology, ecology: each of these disciplines, all studied at the IAST, contain solutions to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.
The IAST, selected in 2011 as a LaBex “Laboratory of Excellence”, welcomes researchers from UT1, CNRS, INRA and is under the aegis of the Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont – TSE
You are enrolled in a doctoral school of the Toulouse-Midi-Pyrénées Federal University ?
You have a multidisciplinary profile or are preparing a doctoral thesis that is open to different disciplines in the social sciences ?
The IAST offers a doctoral scholarship, 1-3 years, from September 2018
Examples of suitable profiles :
1) Candidates enrolled in one discipline, with a research theme which would benefit from an opening in another discipline.
2) Candidates with a background in on discipline, and working in a different one.
3) Candidates seeking to understand the place of their own discipline in the social sciences, and to participate in research activities with this objective.
Important: We don’t accept applicants who are already teaching in High School, and who would need a secondment to pursue their thesis.
Doctoral scholarships will be allocated preferably at the beginning of the thesis (1st or 2nd year).
The award-holders will have to demonstrate scientific excellence in their academic background.
They will need to have a sufficient level of English to be able to attend IAST activities (seminars and conferences) and will commit to participate regularly in IAST scientific activities.
Please provide us with:
Your curriculum vitae
A cover letter ( 2 pages maximum)
A letter from the Director of your doctoral school attesting to your enrollment
The names and email addresses of two referees knowing your work and able to provide us with a letter of recommendation
Applications should be sent before 30 May 2018 to: firstname.lastname@example.org