ACSS-FMSH Short-Term Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Application material available online: October 10, 2017
Application deadline: January 31, 2018
The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) are pleased to announce the first call for applications for their joint program titled “Short-Term Postdoctoral Mobility Fellowship Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities.” This program is designed to support the research of postdoctoral fellows from Arab countries and to strengthen research networking and collaborations between Europe and the Arab region.
This competition is funded by FMSH and organized in conjunction with the ACSS. Short-term fellowships (2-3 months) will be available to individual researchers who are citizens and nationals of the Arab region, who have received their PhD degree within 0-6 years, and who wish to conduct research in France (including field research, library and archival work, as well as other types of data collection.)
Conditions of the Fellowship
Upon completion of the fellowship period, fellows will have to write a short narrative report detailing the work done and the progress made during the fellowship period. In addition, each fellow will be requested to contribute an abstract concerning their project to the FMSH and ACSS websites, and one working paper to appear as a prepublication in the ACSS Working Paper Series.
Applicants must submit an online application (including research proposal and appendices) through the FMSH website, AND fill out a profile page on the ACSS website. Applications will be open as of October 10, 2017. Completed proposals can be uploaded to the application portal at any time before the application deadline on January 31, 2018 at 17:00 (Paris time).
Proposal materials can only be submitted in French or English. Proposals and attachments should be written in one of these languages; mixing different languages in the same proposal may disqualify the application. Only fully developed proposals will be examined by the Selection Committee. Final proposals should include all information and details necessary for the Selection Committee to understand the research ideas and plans. The final proposal should not exceed 3-5 pages (typed, double-spaced pages, 12-point font).
Guidelines for Writing the Proposal
The body of the proposal should include the following components with a maximum length of 3-5 pages (spaces and references included):
- Aims of the research project, specific research questions, review of the literature, type of data to be collected, methodology, and anticipated results.
- A bibliography of relevant sources for the research project.
- A detailed plan of the activities to be conducted during the fellowship period, including places and institutions to be visited, contacts, type of data collection, and work plan.
Note: In case of questions concerning the content of the proposal, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If additional clarification is needed, please contact the ACSS team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
- Copy of the PhD diploma
- Proof of citizenship or long-term residence in an Arab country
- Letter of invitation from the director of the host research center in France
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