DEA - Associate Research Directors
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 all across the globe to come in France.
The invitations, from four to six weeks, are 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. After a scientific expertise of the research projects, decisions regarding invitations are made by a commission made up of the FMSH president and scientific directors, as well as various specialists.
Calls for applications are launched three times a year.
This programme has extended invitations to numerous internationally-renowned researchers, most often contributing to the creation or development of strong networks for scientific cooperation, while promoting French research abroad.