Our Mission

Founded in 1981 by a group of prominent IU faculty, the Institute for Advanced Study is today a residential institute that reaches across the disciplines and schools of Indiana University Bloomington to promote collaborative intellectual exchange and to nurture innovative and creative ideas. The Institute brings to campus distinguished scholars, scientists, public figures, and artists to deliver lectures, meet with students, and collaborate with faculty, and it supports the research and creative activity of associate professors as they advance toward promotion. Ultimately, the Institute’s ambition is to be a locus of intellectual vitality and community.

The Institute's support of outstanding interdisciplinary scholarship provides a foundation for the intellectual vitality of our campus.

Catherine A. Pilachowski, IAS Advisory Board Member