The Madrid Institute for Advanced Study (MIAS) is a new research centre that has been created jointly by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Casa de Velázquez, as part of the development of the Universidad Autónoma UAM-CEI International Campus of Excellence.
This is the first Institute for Advanced Study in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the Spanish-American area. Its purpose is, by means of a policy of invitations to prestige guest researchers, to reinforce and internationalise research, chiefly in the sphere of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a transversal perspective extending from the Iberian world to the global dimension.
The aim is to establish an Institute for Advanced Study in Madrid to enhance the national and institutional scientific environment, with a view to achieving due recognition in the coming years as one of the most attractive Institutes for Advanced Study in Europe, and to form part of the various European and worldwide networks of Institutes for Advanced Study, such as NetIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study) or UBIAS (University-based Institutes for Advanced Study).
The MIAS policy, based on invitations, intends to put together a community comprising individual researchers, who are free from any academic or administrative duties during their residency, and who will pursue an innovative project in an environment conducive to scientific debate among the different disciplines and civilisations.
The Institute supports fundamental research, from a transversal perspective, across the entire range of Humanities, Social and Legal Sciences. Considering its international talent recruitment policy, the Institute does not require candidates to provide evidence of knowledge of Spanish or of prior research experience in Spain.