Fellowships for Social and Human Science Researchers


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Deadline: 30 September, 2012 Open to: Candidates from all social and human sciences are eligible. Applicants must hold PhD, must reside outside France OR must have been affiliated with a university or other research laboratory in France for at least two years. Fellowship: The fellowship covers accommodation, living expenses and medical insurance + travel expenses (subject to prior approval). Additional funding can be granted to cover documentation costs or participation in scientific events.


 

 

Description

The Fernand Braudel-IFER programme offers postdoctoral fellowships to researchers in the social and human sciences (SHS) who wish to have an international research experience.

  • The Fernand Braudel-IFER INCOMING programme is intended for foreign researchers who wish to benefit from a research stay in France.
  • The Fernand Braudel-IFER OUTGOING programme is intended for researchers residing in France, who wish to benefit from a research stay in another European country (EU member states or affiliates). Candidates who wish to make a research stay in Germany should apply to the Fernand Braudel-IFER outgoing/Clemens Heller subprogramme.

These research stays are designed to enable researchers to:

  • Carry out a research project in a host laboratory
  • Integrate scientific networks in France and other European countries
  • Build lasting partnerships between their home institution and the host institution

Host laboratories are chosen by the applicants themselves.

Eligibility

Candidates from all social and human sciences are eligible. An interdisciplinary approach to research topics is encouraged. Applicants must hold a PhD (or equivalent) as at the date of application (i.e. dissertation successfully defended). For the incoming program, applicants must reside outside France and belong to a non-French research institution (university, academy of sciences, or other research organism) and for the outgoing program, candidates must have resided in France and been affiliated with a university or other research laboratory in France for at least two years, regardless of their nationality. For detailed insight in the eligibility criteria please click HERE.

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.

The duration of the fellowship is 9 months (however, the length of the research stay can be adjusted if warranted for scientific reasons).

Application process

The call for applications is open 1 September – 30 september 2012. From this call, applications are to be submitted online only (HERE). Application received by post will not be accepted. You can create, complete and review your file at any time during the open period of the call using the identifier that will be assigned to you when you create your candidate account.

Each application file must include:

  1. An application form to complete online: incoming / outgoing
  2. A Curriculum vitae
  3. A list of publications
  4. A detailed research project proposal (5-8 pages, plus a bibliography of maximum 2 pages ), in English or in French (incoming applicants: the project proposal must be written in English or in French/outgoing applicants: the project proposal must be written in French, along with a version in the host country’s language or in English)
  5. Copy of the doctoral diploma
  6. Summary of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation (2 pages maximum)
  7. Only for outgoing applicants: A copy of the dissertation defence report (“rapport de soutenance”) – in the case the dissertation was defended in France
  8.  Two (2) letters of recommendation from scientific scholars from France or elsewhere.
  9. A welcome letter from the director of the institution or research laboratory that agrees to host the applicant and direct his/her research for the duration of the fellowship.

For any questions and concerns which you might have, please use the following contacts:

Fernand Braudel-IFERincoming
ifer.incoming(at)msh-paris.fr
- Frédérique Louveau
Fernand Braudel-IFERoutgoing
ifer.outgoing(at)msh-paris.fr
- Cécile d’Albis
 
For more information please visit the official website.