Associate Research Directors - 2016


Created in 1975 upon the initiative of Fernand Braudel, in collaboration with the French Secretary of State for Universities, Department for Higher Education and Research, the DEA Programme (Directeurs d’Études Associés, or Associate Research Directors) is the oldest international mobility programme at Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme.

It provides funding to invite international scientific experts from across the globe for one month to six weeks and enables them to carry out work in France (field enquiries, library work and archives).

Participation requirements

The programme is intended solely for professors and senior researchers with a PhD, or equivalent, working in institutions of higher education and research.
Applicants must be no older than 65 at the time of their stay.


An allowance of 3 300 € is awarded for transport and stay expenses. In addition, FMSH provides support for visa applications and logistics (accommodation and access to libraries).

Applications and deadline

- Applications must be sent before November 9th 2015.
- Content of the application
- A curriculum vitae (with date of birth)
- A list of scientific publications
- A research project (4-5 pages) with the dates of stay, and a bibliography
- A letter of support by a French researcher is welcome

Applications should be sent via our online platform

Once on the platform, in your online application for DEA, please select for the year of the call : 2016 and for the session of the call : November 2015.

For further information or if you encounter difficulties, contact

After a scientific expertise of the research projects, decisions regarding invitations are made by a commission made up of the administrator, scientific directors of the FMSH, as well as various specialists.

Results will be communicated directly to applicants by the end of March 2016.

The research stay must start no later than November 1st 2016.

Find out more information in the Fondation maison des Sciences de l’Homme website

publié le 25/09/2015

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