- In history: quantitative economic history (cliometrics), empirical political economy in history, qualitative economic or social history.
- In biology: theoretical models of evolution (applied to family structure, strategic interactions, plasticity, cognition, learning, cultural evolution); related empirical work.
- In anthropology: human biology, life history theory, human development and plasticity, health and infectious disease, aging, demography, host-parasite co-evolution, diet and nutrition, global health, evolutionary medicine and genetics.
- In political science: public opinion and public policies, comparative studies of democratic institutions, democracy and development, experimental political science, studies of networks and their impact of individual and collective action.
- In law: law and economics, corporate governance, criminology.
- In psychology: cognition, the emotions, social trust, gender, group decision-making.
- In sociology: network formation, the impact of networks on social outcomes, sociology of religion.
Active researchers who have or will have completed their PhD after January 2015 and before September 2018. IAST offers candidates an opportunity to devote themselves full time to their research at the start of their careers. Motivated applications will be considered from candidates whose PhDs were completed in 2014 or earlier; please explain your reasons in your cover letter.