Supporting research and disseminating knowledge in humanities and social sciences
Building a world where understanding, pluralism, and free circulation of knowledge are the source of progress towards more inclusive and sustainable societies.
Created in 1963 by the historian Fernand Braudel, the Foundation supports innovative and international research in humanities and social sciences, and disseminates knowledge to the greatest number of people.
For 60 years, the Foundation has been advancing knowledge in humanities and social sciences to better understand the complexity of the world and explore the common challenges facing our societies.
By supporting each year nearly 400 researchers from around the world and ensuring the dissemination of a wide range of scientific resources, the FMSH is the largest humanities and social sciences foundation in France.
Based on international cooperation, the Foundation's model rests on three pillars:
This model enables to nurture pluralism in order to renew our way of thinking and seeing the world, and to change the way we look at the issues of our time.
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