The SIAS Summer Institutes are designed to support the development of scholarly networks and collaborative projects among young scholars from the United States and Europe. Led by distinguished senior scholars, the institutes are open to scholars who have received a Ph.D. within the past five years and Ph.D. candidates who are now studying or teaching at a European or American institution of higher education.
Each institute accommodates twenty participants and is built around two summer workshops, one held in the United States and another in Europe in consecutive years. Participants present their research and collaborate on new projects at the seminars and between the two meetings. The program seeks to promote the integration of approaches and interpretations from various disciplines into the participants' research; to facilitate review of the state of research in an institute's field; and to provide a forum for scholars to discuss promising areas for further research.
Participants will stay at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, across the street from the University of North Carolina. The Center will provide daily bus service to and from the seminar.
The program will cover the cost of travel, meals, lodging, and texts for both the United States and European meetings. Fellows will also receive a stipend of $600 for the workshop taking place in the United States as well as €500 for the workshop in Europe.
In the United States the institutes are administered by the National Humanities Center. In Europe they are administered by the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
The SIAS Summer Institutes are sponsored by SIAS (Some Institutes for Advanced Study) consisting of the following institutes: