As a joint research centre between the UAM and Casa de Velázquez, the MIAS was admitted in April 2019 as a full member of the prestigious NetIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study). Its main objective is to strengthen and internationalize research in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, through a policy of invitation to high-level researchers, of all nationalities. Its regulations is therefore based on an open call for applications. Following acceptance through a strict selection process, fellows are given autonomy in the development of their research project, albeit they are encouraged to interact with one another and with the scientific community at local, regional and national levels.
The MIAS’s scientific community as such consists of around 30 researchers in Human and Social Sciences, whose scientific stays in Madrid varies from 3 to 3 years.