The Institute hosts university professors, lecturers and researchers and senior staff members from international organisations, with independent funding, keen to carry out research and take advantage of the resources and services the Institute has to offer (library, interaction with faculty members and students) and its unique location at the heart of international Geneva.
The Institute distinguishes categories of visiting academics interested in doing research at the Institute:
- For researchers at various stages in their careers - from doctoral and early career to more established researchers.
- Visiting Fellow status are granted for a period of two months minimum up to one year to self-sponsored post-doc, researcher, professor, practitioner with an independent research project;
- Junior Visiting Fellow: this status can be granted for a minimum period of two months and up to one year to self sponsored PhD candidates and Fullbright nominees.
- For PhD graduates with independent external funding or grants (Marie Curie Fellows, SNSF, Ambizione Fellows, etc.) keen to undertake research in one of its fields of specialisation with pluri-annual contracts (SNFS, Marie Curie Fellows, SCIEX scholars etc).
- Aside from academics, the Institute also hosts personalities from international institutions with independent funding and who wish to make a research stay at the Institute leveraging its resources.
- UN and EU staff members nominated by their organisation (United Nations Fellowship, European Union Fellowship) are welcome, as are other staff members from international organisations.
- For PhD graduates in law or the social sciences who are within five years from the completion of their PhD, from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality and including non-EU citizens.
- Preference is given to applicants who have completed their doctorate within the last three years, and who do not hold a tenured or a tenure-track position in a university.