Application form

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Salle de réunion de la Maison Suger
Who can apply?
  • Researchers invited by institutions in the Paris region and France (universities, schools, research centers, libraries, laboratories, etc.), or by foreign institutions, based in Paris, involved in collaborative programs.
  • Researchers pursuing individual research, without formal invitation or involvement in a collaborative research program, requiring a stay in Paris (consultation of archives, libraries, meetings with colleagues, participation in scientific events, etc.)
Application form

In order to guarantee an accommodation, especially the selected one, it is recommended to apply 3 months before the start date of your stay.

Requests for scientific residencies must include:

  • the accommodation request form
  • a curriculum vitæ
  • a detailed research program, possibly accompanied by letters from French and foreign scientific partners
  • a list of publications
  • an invitation letter

Requests can be made in French or in English at
For all information, please contact

Selection criteria

Applications are selected by a committee composed of members of the FMSH Executive Board and the Research & International Department, and of the Maison Suger Management. For some form, external expertise may be requested. In addition to the scientific quality of the form and the relevance of the stay in Paris, this committee takes into consideration a number of criteria ensuring a balance between countries of origin, disciplinary fields and inviting institutions.

The FMSH encourages stays by young researchers and pays particular attention to projects involving rare disciplines or promoting high erudition.

In keeping with its tradition of receiving researchers encountering political or economic obstacles in their country, the FMSH has strengthened its mobility and cooperation programmes for the benefit of hindered researchers that the house can accommodate in the best conditions.

Processing time of the application

The team makes every effort to respond to requests for accommodation at Maison Suger, which is subject to variable occupancy rates.