International Institute for Asian Studies
Become an IIAS Fellow

If you would like to apply for a position as affiliated fellow at IIAS, you may choose between the following options listed below. 

Please note that different application deadlines and applications forms apply for each of the three options.

Option 1. Apply for an IIAS Fellowship & IIAS/CEM-FMSH Fellowship

Each year, the International Institute for Asian Studies offers a limited number of research grants to support visiting excellent scholars from around the world to work on an individual piece of research at IIAS. We are particularly interested in researchers focusing on one of the Institute’s three thematic clusters: ‘Asian Heritages’, ‘Global Asia’ and ‘Asian Cities’. However, some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in other areas. 
Opt for two extra month of research in Paris, France
When applying for an IIAS Fellowship you may also opt for an additional two months at the Collège d’études mondiales of the Fondation maison des sciences de l’homme (CEM-FMSH), in Paris, France. If you are interested in this option, you may indicate so on the application form.

Option 2: Apply for an IIAS-ASCL Fellowship (African-Asian interactions)

This fellowship is intended for scholars specialising in the field of African-Asian interactions and is jointly offered by IIAS and the African Studies Centre in Leiden. 

See: IIAS-ASCL Fellowship application

Option 3: Gonda Fellowship at IIAS

The J. Gonda Fund Foundation supports the scholarly study of Sanskrit, other Indian languages and literature, and Indian cultural history. It also awards a Gonda fellowship for a research period at IIAS.

See: Gonda Fund


Professorial fellowship

IIAS facilitates the work of various professors as part of agreements with Dutch universities, foreign ministries and funding organisations.  IIAS Professors are attached to IIAS to teach, do research, and organise seminars in the Netherlands (or other European countries).

Positions are only awarded upon vacancy as advertised on the IIAS website, or by international agreement after nomination by the home country/institute.