The FMSH supports the intellectual community in countries marked by various obstacles to academic freedom. The Themis mobility programme is dedicated to researchers whose fields and research are hindered.
The programme offers mobility grants for stays in France of 2 to 3 months to researchers of all nationalities facing obstacles to academic freedom in their countries. The grant is intended for research work in France: fieldwork, library and archive work.
A monthly allowance of €1,800 is granted to the laureates to cover travel and living expenses.
In addition, the FMSH provides assistance in obtaining a visa to France as well as logistical support (help in finding accommodation and access to libraries).
Context: working in difficult conditions and being hindered in their research. Impediments to academic freedom may be of various kinds.
Status and degree: applicants must be attached to a private or public higher education research institution / research institute and hold a research doctorate.
Candidates must be under 65 years of age at the time of their stay.
Discipline: candidates must be engaged in research in the humanities and social sciences.
Projects will be evaluated based on the following elements
The scientific quality of the project and the method developed;
The need to come to France in view of the project and the obstacles mentioned;
The feasibility of the project during the stay in France.
Once the applications have been evaluated, they will be selected by a committee made up of members of the Executive Board and scientific leaders from the FMSH and specialists from outside the Foundation.