Associate Research Directors (DEA) - Call closed

Deadline : March 16th, 2015

This call is now closed.

Created in 1975 upon the initiative de Fernand Braudel, in collaboration with the French Secretary of State for Universities, Department for Higher Education and Research, the DEA Programme (Directeurs d’Études Associés, or Associate Research Directors) is the oldest international mobility programme at Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme. It provides funding to invite international scientific experts from across the globe for one or two months and enables them to carry out work in France (field enquiries, library work and archives).

Participation requirements

The programme is intended solely for experienced scientists with a PhD or equivalent, working in institutions of higher education and research.

Applicants must be no older than 65 at the time of their stay.


A monthly allowance of 3 300 € is awarded for transport and stay expenses. In addition, FMSH provides support for visa applications and logistics (accommodation and access to libraries).

Applications and deadline

Applications must be sent before March 16th 2015.

Content of the application

  • A curriculum vitae (with date of birth)
  • A list of scientific publications
  • A research project (4 pages minimum) with your dates of stay, and a bibliography
  • A letter of support by a French researcher is welcome

Applications should be sent via our online platform :

Once on the platform, in your online application for DEA, please select for the year of the call : 2015 and for the session of the call : march 2015.

For further information or if you encounter difficulties, contact

After a scientific expertise of the research projects, decisions regarding invitations are made by a commission made up of the administrator, scientific directors of the FMSH, as well as various specialists.

Results will be communicated directly to applicants by the end of June 2015.

The research stay must start no later than November 1st 2015.

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