Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2020-2021.
The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Art History is one of the School’s principal interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research and candidates of any nationality may apply for a stay of either a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.