Our work

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Supporting researchers of all nationalities and disciplines

Mobility and coooperation programmes

In collaboration with several partners - foundations, universities, and foreign academies - the FMSH offers mobility opportunities and develops scientific cooperation programmes to support the creation of international teams and researcher networks around common projects.


Research residence Maison Suger

Place of residence and research for foreign researchers, located in the heart of Paris, the Maison Suger hosts since 1990 foreign researchers in social sciences and humanities. Each year, it welcomes nearly 200 researchers and offers them the best working and living environment.

Residence Maison Suger

Support programme for hindered researchers

The foundation supports researchers in countries marked by various obstacles to academic freedom, who cannot exercise and develop freely their research work.

Themis Programmes

Disseminate knowledge and understanding

Scientific edition

The Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme develops since 1970 an original catalog in social sciences and humanities, with more than 1000 titles, 26 collections, 18 journals. The Éditions de la MSH conduct an ambitious policy that combines editorial quality and the search for new dissemination models.

Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme

Diffusion of publications in the humanities and social sciences

The Diffusion department ensures the diffusion and distribution of a catalog of more than 30 000 references in social sciences and humanities, offered by 50 academic publishers. Each year, it promotes nearly 700 new books and journals to general and specialized bookstores, cultural operators, online sales sites and libraries.

Diffusion service

Audiovisual dissemination of research

Since 2015, the FMSH develops the audiovisuel E-platform Canal-U, which is the national platform for audiovisual resources of higher education and research. Open to all knowledge-producing institutions wishing to disseminate and promote their video and podcast, Canal-U offers privileged access to French and Francophone scientific audiovisual production.


The Foundation's encounters

Each year, the FMSH organizes or hosts more than 50 workshops, conferences, and seminars on major social issues. For the scientific community as well as for a wide audience, the programming aims to promote ideas and results in humanities and social sciences and to encourage the encounter between HSS sciences and citizens

Agenda     → Le Comptoir


La Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme labellisée IDEAS.

Le label IDEAS est la marque de la qualité de notre engagement sociétal. Il atteste de notre démarche d’amélioration continue en matière de gouvernance, de gestion financière et d’évaluation de l’action.