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Opportunity profile: Humanities scholars get a flavour of France

Image: Emmanuelle Corne/FMSH

French foundation funds short research trips for humanities and social science scholars

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  • The funding scheme is aimed at senior scholars, but more junior researchers with impressive publication records are considered
  • Research proposals should explain the necessity of coming to France, for instance to access a specific archive
  • Projects touching on social issues are encouraged but not required in order to win funding
  • Having a contact in France and an understanding of the French academic context is important for a strong bid

Based in Paris, the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme describes itself as an “international crossroads for humanities and social sciences”. Set up in 1963, and supported by substantial state funding, the FMSH has a number of funding schemes including mobility programmes for researchers to make research trips to France.

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