Collegium of Lyon
The Collegium de Lyon is an international and multidisciplinary IAS, focusing on social sciences without excluding exact sciences. Its purpose is to create an academic community based on a culture of excellence, supporting exchanges between disciplines, cultures and languages.
The Institute benefits from Lyon's overall academic environment, coupling its research to the scientific and educational potential of the city (universities and grandes écoles, research networks, institutions), with the vision of developing cross-disciplinary reflections and launching pioneering research.
The Collegium de Lyon's primary ambition is to link the Institute's research program to the diffusion of knowledge for action. In the domain of public policy, it should therefore act as an intermediary between the research sphere and political and social issues. Research undertaken within the Institute should comprise reflections informing the construction of public policy: urban policy and planning, health policy and risk management, cultural policy, international relations and urban powers, development of heritage sites, etc. (see Principal Research Themes).
During their stay at the Collegium de Lyon, Fellows will engage in research projects either on an individual basis, or grouped around themes which resonate with the Collegium's research priorities. They are also given the opportunity of forming thematic-based research groups in collaboration either with other Fellows engaged in pursuing common goals, or with other researchers working in the same field.
Currently, the Institute for Advanced Study of Lyon is piloted by a provisional steering group (with the legal status of an association) whose mission is to implement its activities until a permanent legal structure is created. The management of the Association is entrusted to the members of the Office of the Board of Directors, comprising:
• The President of the Association: Olivier FARON
• The Secretary: André TIRAN
• The Treasurer: Gilles POLLET
• The Director of the Collegium: Alain Peyraube
The Association is administered by a Board whose members are as follows:
• Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne
• The Ecole Centrale de Lyon
• The Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA)
• The Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat (ENTPE)
• The Institut National de la Recherche Pédagogique (INRP)
• The Institut des Sciences de l'Homme (ISH)
The Academic Board's role is to evaluate the strategy and research orientations of the Institute of Advanced Studies of Lyon. In particular, it has the responsibility of evaluating candidates' applications. It is composed of about ten internationally recognised members of the academic community.
• Yves GRAFMEYER, Professor Emeritus, Université Lumière Lyon 2
• Jean-Claude AMEISEN, President of the Ethics Committee at INSERM
• Alain BONNAFOUS, Professor at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lyon
• Antoine COMPAGNON, Professor at the Collège de France
• Philippe DESCOLA, Professor at the Collège de France
• Michel FICHANT, Professor, Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
• Peter A. HALL, Professor at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University
• Miltiade B. HATZOPOULOS, Director of the Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation
• Gábor KLANICZAY, Rector of the Collegium of Budapest
• Pascale LABORIER, Director of the Centre March Bloch in Berlin
• Jean-Claude LEHMANN, Member of the National Academy of Technology of France
• Marie-Claude MAUREL, Director of the Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES) in Prague
• Michel MORVAN, Professor at ENS Lyon, Director of Studies at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
• Dominique PESTRE, Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
• Alain PEYRAUBE, Scientific Delegate for Ile-de-France at the Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
• Peter SAHLINS, Professor at University of California Berkeley
• Salvatore SETTIS, Director of the Ecole normale supérieure of Pisa
• Ysé TARDAN-MASQUELIER, Researcher, member of the Institut de Recherche pour les Religions (IRER), Université Paris IV Sorbonne
Researchers invited to the Collegium de Lyon are exempted from their usual obligations and are thus free to pursue the research project of their choice, either individually or in groups.
In order to encourage exchanges between Fellows from different disciplines and to create a group dynamic, however, a certain number of practices are fixed from the outset:
Each academic year, the Collegium de Lyon welcomes approximately twenty high-level researchers from outside Rhône-Alpes, both senior and junior, who are selected by an international scientific board.
A senior researcher would occupy a high-level academic position (for example, professor), while juniors are defined as well-recognised young (less than 40 years old) researchers.
In general, their stay at the Collegium has duration of ten months; however, five-month stays are also acceptable.
There is one general selection process across all research programs. The call for applications is permanent, so that applications may be lodged either electronically or by mail at any time. This system allows up to eighty applications to be evaluated each academic year.
The invited researchers will initially (until 2013) be provided with offices in the research building at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon of Lyon (ENS de Lyon) or at the Institut des Sciences de l'Homme. They will thus benefit from the advantages entailed in working in an exceptional place of study (on both material and human levels), as well as from the academic and cultural scene offered by the city of Lyon, which is endowed with an extensive academic infrastructure. From 2013, the Collegium will be located within the precincts of the Université de Lyon, at its Saint-Joseph site.
The invited researchers will initially be accommodated in a hotel residence in the Gerland district, and from 2013, in a luxury residence on the ENS de Lyon campus. This residence will comprise thirteen fully furnished apartments of two to five bedrooms, with all apartments equipped with Wifi internet access.
These apartments will be granted to Fellows for the duration of their stay, under conditions imposed by initial negotiations; priority will be given to senior researchers accompanied by their families.