Fernand Braudel – IFER Fellowships

Post-doctoral fellowship COFUND

The program 2011-2015 is finished.

The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and its partners offer postdoctoral fellowships to researchers in the social and human sciences for periods of nine months as part of its “Fernand Braudel-IFER” (International Fellowships for Experienced Researchers) programme. This programme is supported by the European Commision (Action Marie Curie – COFUND – 7th PCRD).

The call is closed [September 2014]

The Fernand Braudel-IFER programme breaks down into two sections

1.  The Fernand Braudel-IFER incoming programme is designed for residencies in France (for researchers who belong to a foreign research centre).

This programme targets applicants from all countries wishing to undertake a research stay in France. Applicants design their own research project and choose themselves their host laboratory.

See Call for applications Fernand Braudel Ifer Fellowships incoming September 2014. Applications should be submitted exclusively online, through the online application form.

2.  The Fernand Braudel-IFER outgoing programme is designed for research stays in another European country (for researchers who belong to a French research centre).

This programme targets researchers residing in France who would like to benefit from a research stay in another European country (EU Member State or associate to the FP7 programme). Since 2010, the Clemens Heller fellowships (Outgoing to Germany) have been integrated, while keeping their own identity, in the new programme “Fernand Braudel-IFER”. Applicants design their own research project and choose themselves their host laboratory in Germany. 

See Call for applications Fernand Braudel Ifer Fellowships outgoing September 2014. Applications should be submitted exclusively online, through the online application form.


These research stays are designed to enable researchers to carry out a research project in a host laboratory, integrate scientific networks in France and other European countries and build lasting partnerships between their home institution and the host institution

All social and human sciences are eligible. An interdisciplinary approach to research topics is encouraged.

Duration of the fellowship : 9 months (however, the length of the research stay can be adjusted if warranted for scientific reasons).
Fellowship holders must start their research stay maximum 6 months after obtaining the grant. The amount of the monthly stipend for room & board and living expenses is €2,000 (euros) net. The cost of medical insurance is covered for the researchers hosted in France.
Travel expenses (return travel fare) between the researcher’s country of residence and France or between France and the host country are covered, subject to prior approval.


This programme is also supported by the FMSH, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (Direction des relations européennes et internationales et de la coopération), the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Köln, Germany), Princeton University (USA), LUISS Guido Carli University (Italy), The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), The Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), the Ecole Centrale Paris, the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’Ecole militaire - ministère de la Défense (IRSEM), the Bruno Kessler foundation (Trento, Italy), the Labex Corail, Dynamite, Hastec, ICCA, IDGM+, IEC, IPOPS, labexMed, Les passés dans le présent MiChem, OBVIL, OT-med, Patrima, Resmed, Tepsis and TransferS. The programme is also carried out in collaboration with the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

FMSH-FBI-Partners-2014 (pdf)

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Contact Fernand Braudel-IFER incoming : Bénédicte Rastier

Contact Fernand Braudel-IFER outgoing : Philippe Derivière



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