SPSS - Instructions

The Summer Program in Social Science

An International and Interdisciplinary Initiative

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala

Fellowships for Scholars (2015-2017)


Applications must be filed electronically through the Institute’s online application system. Applications will be open on December 1, 2014, with a deadline of January 31, 2015. They must be submitted online at https://www.sss.ias.edu/spss/apply. The selection process, which will involve members of the three participating institutions, will take place by the end of March 2015.

Typically, candidates will have completed a doctorate or equivalent degree, and will have an academic position in an institution of their country, but specific situations will be considered. Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae, a five-page description of their research, a maximum of two letters of recommendation, and one sample of their writing such as a chapter or an article. If you only have a hard-copy, such as a book, we suggest that you submit the PDF of a single chapter.


  • Click on the blue Application Button at the top of this page.
  • Click on “Register” to create an account.
  • Fill in the form with your First Name, Last Name, Username and Email Address.  This should be an email address at which you can be reached since it will appear on the application as your main address, and the Institute will send you email at this address.
  • Click the button to “Create a New Account.”
  • You will receive an email with a temporary login link. You will then be instructed to select and enter your permanent password.
  • If you forget your password, click on the “Forgot your password” link.  Your password will be emailed to the email address used on your application.
  • To log in to your application, again click on the blue Application Button and click “Login.”  Once you fill in your username and password you will be able to access the application form.
  • You may access and change your application as many times as necessary, by clicking “Save” before logging out.  Once you click “Submit,” however, you will no longer be able to access it or make any changes.
  • All fields marked ( * ) are required.
  • PDF files are required for your Research Project Description, Curriculum Vitae, and Writing Sample. The file size should be 5Mb or less. If you attempt to upload a larger file, the effort may fail.
  • If you have difficulty uploading PDF files, try using a different browser or computer.  Please note that we cannot accept PDFs that are encrypted or protected in any way.
  • The application system will automatically contact your references via email to request a recommendation letter for you. 
  • You should receive an email confirmation that the application has been received. If you have not received an email confirmation within 24 hours, send an email to spss@ias.edu.