Ariane Deluz Prize
Call for applications | Sub-Saharan African Ethnology Research Grant (field)
Created in 2014 by the Ariane Deluz estate and managed by the FMSH, the Ariane Deluz Prize is awarded annually to a research project by a doctoral student in France who is preparing a thesis on the ethnology of sub-Saharan Africa. The prize allows the winner to carry out fieldwork in the main fields of ethnology (kinship, religion, arts and techniques, politics, etc.). According to the wish of the donor, the Franco-Swiss anthropologist Ariane Deluz, this prize will contribute to the development of ethnological work by future generations of Africa specialists.
The Ariane Deluz Prize is intended for doctoral students of any nationality who are preparing a thesis in the ethnology of sub-Saharan Africa in a French institution of higher education (alone or in joint tutorship). Young Africa specialists at the beginning of their theses are encouraged to apply.
The prize is worth 5,000 euros and provides additional resources to the beneficiary by contributing to their travel and/or stay in the field.
The beneficiary undertakes to mention the FMSH's financial support in any written or oral communication (thesis, publications, participation in conferences, etc.).
The online application form is open from January 1 to March 15, 2023
The application form, written in French, is to be submitted in a single doc, docx or pdf document and must include the following items:
Complete applications must be sent both electronically and by post. They must explicitly mention "Ariane Deluz Prize" on the envelope and be addressed to the FMSH at the address below.
Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme
Pôle Scientifique – Prix Ariane Deluz
54 boulevard Raspail – 75006 Paris
Applications that are incomplete or do not correspond to the above instructions will not be taken into account.
Submission of applications
1 January - 15 March
Deadline for submission of files
15 March – 33 June
Selection and notification of candidates
Presentation of the award
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