Institut méditerranéen d'études avancées de Marseille (IMéRA)
Aix-Marseille University - AMU
IMéRA is the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University (AMU). As such, it is a member of Réseau Français des Instituts d'Etudes Avancées (RFIEA) [French Advanced Study Institutes Network] as well as of Réseau Eurias [Eurias network] that includes the main European Institutes for Advanced Study.
IMéRA receives researchers and artists under residence schemes of 3 to 12 months (depending on calls for applications); it also accommodates a few multi-disciplinary teams with a collective project for short duration stays. Residents work on their own research projects in connection with Aix-Marseille teams and research centres.
Research projects carried out at IMéRA focus on cross-fertilisation within social science, within science, between social science and formal/experimental and health science, and on relationships between art and science, exploring and enhancing the potential openings between such disciplines and the new objects that may be formed there.
IMéRA aims at fostering the emergence and development of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches and grooms young researchers for such approaches on Aix-Marseille University ground.
IMéRA also enthusiastically welcomes projects bearing on Mediterranean territories or submitted by researchers from the Mediterranean rim.