Eugene Fleischmann Scholarship 2017

Publish Date: Jan 30, 2017

Deadline: Mar 29, 2017


Shortly before his death, the philosopher Eugene Fleischmann named as his sole heir Professor Eric de Dampierre, founder of the Société d’ethnologie. Dampierre transferred the bequest to the Société d’ethnologie, with the task of ensuring the annual allocation of a fellowship in the humanities and social sciences (anthropology, comparative sociology, prehistory, archaeology, epistemology) and to hold periodic public lectures in these disciplines.

The Société d’ethnologie has administered the Eugene Fleischmann bequest since 1996. By the terms of the will, the revenues of the fund are dedicated to the payment of scholarships and grants to support graduate students or post-doctoral researchers in anthropology, ethnomusicology, anthropology prehistoric, comparative epistemology and sociology.

The Eugene Fleischmann fellowship, which currently stands at € 8,000, is allocated every year. Depending on the availability of resources and the nature of the research project, the jury may increase the amount of the award. It may also provide other candidates with a research allowance of a lower amount.

Candidates for the scholarship or research grants are selected independently of age and nationality, but must complete assignments in one of the major European languages.

Appointed for three years by the General Assembly of the Société d’ethnologie, an international multidisciplinary panel of five experts examine candidates’ proposals and submit their evaluation and ranking to the Society’s board.

Useful information 

The Société d’ethnologie offers an annual « Eugene Fleischmann Scholarship » to support a young post-doctoral researcher or a doctoral student about to complete his or her thesis for an original and innovative one year post-doctoral research project. The disciplines concerned are anthropology, comparative sociology, ethnomusicology, archaeology, prehistory and epistemology. 

The amount of the grant is € 8,000..

Candidates should send their complete application in pdf format only (maximum size 8 MB) to:, no later than 12 noon on 29 March 2017.

Each candidate will receive an acknowledgment confirming registration by 18 april. 

Applications should include: 

  • the completed registration form (download below) 
  • an abstract of the thesis (1500 characters) and an abstract of the research project (1500 characters) 
  • a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications) 
  • the proposed post-doctoral research project, indicating duration and specifying the estimated use of the grant (maximum 25000 characters with spaces) 
  • the report of the thesis defense (if you do not have the defense report yet, please let us know and send us a copy upon receipt) 
  • two publications (optional)

Candidates are not required to state either their age or their nationality. 

During the second quarter of the year, a European jury of five members will assess the applications. The jury may call upon outside experts, and reserves the right to interview candidates. After deliberations, the Council of the Société d’ethnologie will designate the recipient of the award. 

Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2017 at noon

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