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Apply forFellowship

About Institute

Russian Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Technology (RIAS)

New scientific funding opportunities

Russian Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Technology (RIAS) was established in 2012 by the Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities and has been functioning with the financial support of the Ministry of Education and science of the Russian Federation.

The foundation of the RIAS has become a part of strategic development program of the Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities.

RIAS mission is the support of innovative research in interdisciplinary fields assuming synthesis of different branches of social and humanitarian knowledge and exact and natural sciences.

RIAS Fellowship program is an international researcher mobility program. RIAS provides a stimulating research environment in which the fellows can devote themselves to their scientific work and share their achievements with colleagues through seminars and other community and University programs. Fellows will benefit from cooperation with prominent scholars and staff of one of the leading Russian universities located in Moscow. Program duration –  up to 3, 6 and 10 months.

Each year RIAS is announcing the contest for scientific research funding.

The selection of applicants eligible for granting fellowships is competitive, merit-based and conducted through an internationally independent and recognized review process.

Institute is announcing the contest for scientific research funding in the following fields:

  • Interdisciplinary research in the field of social and humanitarian sciences including institutional analysis, political and economical research, research of the processes of forming personal and group identity, social communications research, integrated political, legislative, social, economical and historical research;
  • Social computing research and other fields of synthesis of social and humanitarian and computing sciences (high-tech social network research, cyberpsycology, cyberpolicy, computer mediated communication, information society, computing linguistics, pattern recognition, artificial intellect, IT in education, informative systems of management, new media environments);
  • Cognitive and neurosciences, experimental psychology (fundamental and applied aspects);
  • Research in the field of ecology (ecological monitoring, energy efficiency and energy-savings, human ecology, research of high-tech factors and environments influence on a person in cities and towns);
  • Research in the field of the synthesis of social and humanitarian sciences and ethology as well as biopsychology, genetic and other biological factors influence on individual features and social behavior of a person;
  • Mathematical modeling of social, political, economical, neuropsycological, ecological and other complex systems and processes research;
  • Linguistic research (including social linguistics, computing linguistics, neurolinguistics, psychological linguistics, cognitive linguistics, etc.)
  • Research in the field of the synthesis of sciences and art including research in the field of creative industry, design, culturological research;
  • Research in different fields of humanitarian technologies (applied use of social and humanitarian and related knowledge) including pedagogical technologies, political technologies, management technologies, marketing, advertisement technologies, creative technologies, forecasting technologies, social, organizing and institutional design technologies)

 RIAS terms and conditions:

Fellowship fee: 40 000 Russian roubles  in a month for one individual Fellowship holder. Along with the Fellowship fee all Fellowship holders will be provided by housing and 3 meals a day at the RIAS beautiful facility located not far from Moscow-city. RIAS pays also for travel expenses to Moscow (including airfare), standard medical policy, Wi-Fi, foreigners are given visa support. Fellows will have access to all Sholokhov Moscow State University facilities, including seminar and conference halls, computer services, university laboratory resources, free Wi-Fi.

RIAS provides also an access to informative and library resources, publication opportunities and assistance in patents on personal inventions.

Who can apply for RIAS Fellowship:

Qualified claims: academic degree not lower than PhD (Candidate of Sciences (for Russia and CIS countries). The advantage of the selection will be given to applicants with a doctoral degree plus at least 1 year of full-time research experience after the degree.

Age: There is no age limit for applying to RIAS

Nationality: Researchers from all countries are eligible to the program.

Address: Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities, Russian Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Technology, Verkhnaya Radishevskaya str. 16-18, 109240, Moscow, Russia,

Contact person: Rustem Gibadulin, Director of RIAS

Tel: +7  (495) 647-4477 (add. 12-21)



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