Collegium de Lyon

26 Place Bellecour
69002 Lyon
available fellowships per year

The Collegium de Lyon was incorporated in the Université de Lyon in 2014 (a COMUE-Communauté d’universités et d’établissements labelled IDEX-Initiative d’Excellence in 2017). It involves 12 universities, research institutions and grandes écoles in the Lyon/Saint-Etienne area. UDL counts 6,800 researchers and 168 laboratories. It organizes regular conferences for an extra-academic audience with partners like the Metropole of Lyon and the main public library.

Premises and facilities

Fellows enjoy a dedicated residence situated on the Descartes campus of the ENS de Lyon and share office spaces in the Collegium de Lyon offices located Place Bellecour. Fellows appreciate easy access to the large scientific infrastructure of the Université de Lyon and the wide range of cultural resources available in the Lyon metropolitan area.

The FIAS fellows will enjoy apartments in an HEQ-building on the campus of the École Normale Supérieure. These apartments are fully furnished and equipped, with Internet connection. The allocation of the apartments to the residents takes into account the duration of their stay and the composition of the family accompanying the researchers.

Scientific priorities in FIAS

The Collegium is recruiting directly fellows within the frame of a dedicated program based on the priority themes of the Université de Lyon. Simultaneously, the FIAS call is devoted to all other themes (“Programme Blanc” – blank program). All themes and disciplines are thus eligible. The Collegium mainly hosts researchers in the humanities and social sciences, but researchers in the natural or life sciences are also welcome in a transversal perspective, as long as they integrate the methodologies and perspectives of humanities and social sciences in their research.

Any applicant to the Collegium through the FIAS must provide a letter of support from at least one laboratory – research unit (« UMR-Unité mixte de recherche » or « EA-Equipe d’accueil ») within the scope of the Lyon-Saint-Etienne University and expressly validated by its director. This letter will attest to the scientific cooperation expected during the stay. For any help on this point, please Contact Any application without a valid letter of support will not be considered further.

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