Call for applications is invited for Fernand Braudel – IFER Fellowships

Call for applications invited for Fernand Braudel – International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers (IFER) Fellowships. The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme offers postdoctoral fellowships to researchers in 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).

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. This 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.

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.

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.

The duration of the fellowship is 9 months (however, the length of the research stay can be adjusted if warranted for scientific reasons). Moreover, 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. Additional funding may be granted to cover documentation costs or participation in scientific events held in France or in the host country.

The Fernand Braudel-IFER programme breaks down into two sections:

  • 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. German candidates must apply to the specific DAAD/FMSH Fellowship programme. From September 2012 onwards, several specific fellowships are also offered (see September 2012 call)
  • The Fernand Braudel-IFER outgoing programme is designed for research stays in another European country (for researchers who belong to a French research centre). This programme targets researchers residing in France who would like to benefit from a research stay in another European country (EU Member State or associate). Since 2010, the Clemens Heller fellowships (Outgoing to Germany) have been integrated, while keeping their own identity, in the new programme “Fernand Braudel-IFER”.


The application form is accessible from September 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012

For further information, visit the link.


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