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2012 Postdoctoral Fellowships, France

The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme offers Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Researchers in the field of Social and Human Sciences, France 2012

About Scholarship: The social and human sciences for periods of nine months as part of its “Fernand Braudel-IFER” (International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers) programme. This programme is supported by the European Union (Action Marie Curie – COFUND – 7th PCRD).

This programme is also supported by the FMSH, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (Direction des relations européennes et internationales et de la coopération), the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Köln, Germany), Princeton University (USA), The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), the Ecole Centrale Paris, the Labex TransferS, Resmed, OBVIL, Hastec, Med and OT-med, the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’Ecole militaire – ministère de la Défense (IRSEM) and the Bruno Kessler foundation.

The programme is also carried out in collaboration with the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) for the incoming German candidates. The Fernand Braudel-IFER incoming programme is designed for residencies in France (for researchers who belong to a foreign research centre).This programme targets applicants from all countries, except Germany. 

Study Subjects: All Social and Human Sciences are Eligible

Course Level: Postdoctoral

Scholarship Provider: The European Union (Action Marie Curie – COFUND – 7th PCRD

Scholarship can be taken at: France 


-Applicants must reside outside France and belong to a non-French research institution (university, academy of sciences, or other research organism)

-Foreign candidates that reside in France or have resided there in the year preceding the deadline for applications are not eligible. Lecturers, fellowship-holders and those holding teaching positions in a French institution or research centre are considered to be French residents

-Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) as at the date of application (i.e. dissertation successfully defended)

-The application must be submitted within six years of defending their doctoral dissertation. Exceptions may be granted for some cases of career breaks (e.g. interruptions due to maternity leave, illness, etc.)

-Applicants must be fluent in one of the working languages of the host laboratory; fluency in French or English is preferable

-Any laboratory in which the applicant has already worked at any time during his/her scientific experience (including during doctoral studies) is not eligible as a host laboratory

-Due to the limited number of fellowships available, applicants residing abroad but that completed their doctoral studies in France are not given priority.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes (Except Germany) 

Duration of the fellowship: 9 months (however, the length of the research stay can be adjusted if warranted for scientific reasons) 

Amount of the fellowship: The amount of the monthly stipend for room & board and living expenses is €2,000 (Euros). The cost of medical insurance is covered for the researchers hosted in France. Travel expenses (return travel fare) between the researcher’s country of residence and France or between France and the host country will be covered, subject to prior approval. Upon request, additional funding may be granted to cover documentation costs or participation in scientific events held in France or in the host country. 

Apply: By Online

Deadline: 30 September 2012

Further Information: http://www.msh-paris.fr/en/research/mobility/fernand-braudel-ifer-fellowships/

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