Why Support IAS?

Angelos Chaniotis
Professor, School of Historical Studies
“In a politically, economically, and culturally globalized world, no segment of knowledge is dispensable, even if we do not immediately recognize its impact. From its inception to today, the Institute for Advanced Study has been one of the few places worldwide where research is promoted regardless of its immediate and visible application.”

The Institute for Advanced Study has received a seven-year $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a Summer Program in Social Science, which will be led by Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science.

The program, which will launch in summer 2018, is designed to draw together early career-scholars from Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America in an effort to enrich and expand the realm of the social sciences through the confrontation of different...

Carl P. Feinberg, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Relational Architects Intl., a computer software firm, has endowed a Professorship of Theoretical Physics in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study. The Carl P. Feinberg Professorship, which will be held by Juan Maldacena, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, will provide support related to all aspects of academic appointment and community life that are unique characteristics of the Institute experience.

The Center for Spain in America, directed by José Luis Colomer, Member (1997) and Visitor (1998) in the School of Historical Studies, has created a John Elliott Membership in the School of Historical Studies. The membership, named in honor of John Elliott, former Faculty (1973–90) in the School, will support scholars focused on the history and culture of early modern Spain....

The School of Historical Studies has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to explore and elevate the understanding of Shii studies. The grant will support two research positions in the School of Historical Studies and create a themed annual conference and workshop aimed at leading scholars in the field, which will be led by Sabine Schmidtke, Professor in the School.