Fully Funded Incoming Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in France

Publish Date: Oct 19, 2015

Deadline: Dec 01, 2015

About  Incoming Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) in Paris is offering short-term fellowships of three months in France for young postdoctoral researchers from South Caucasus who have defended their PhD thesis after 2008.

This research stay is designed to enable researchers to carry out work in France: field enquiries, library work and archives.

This call is part of the short-term postdoctoral fellowship program offered by the FMSH and its partners

Duration of the fellowship: 3 months

Period of stay: Between February 2016 and December 2016.


The programme provides a monthly stipend of 1 500 € for transport and accommodation. The FMSH also provides support for visa applications and logistics (accommodation, letters for libraries, etc.).

Researchers’ responsibilities:

Candidates commit to participate to the host laboratory’s scientific life during their stay and to present their research work in the seminars and scientific events organized by the host laboratory. In addition, candidates commit to send a report within a maximum of thirty days from the day of the end of the fellowship. In the event that the research carried out during the fellowship results in a publication and/or in participation in a scientific event, candidates should mention the support of the FMSH and shall provide the FMSH with a copy of the publication. FMSH shall in no way whatsoever be held responsible for oral or written views expressed by the candidates.


  • Applicants must be involved in research in social and human sciences (anthropology, literature and art studies, history, geography, philosophy, political science, sociology, etc.)
  • This programme is open to researchers originating from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia (nationality is a requirement) and affiliated with an institution of higher education and research or a public or private research institute based in one of these countries. 
  • Applicants must have obtained their PhD doctorate (PhD) after 2008. There is no age limit.

Application procedure :

Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application form before December 1st.

Applications may be completed in French or English.

 How to submit an application

1. Reach the online application form http://calls.msh-paris.fr and enter « Researcher Workspace »

2. In order to use the online platform, you will be asked to create an account. Type in your current email address. Within a few minutes, the system will send you an email containing your password. You will then be able to access your researcher workspace using your email and password

3. Create your profile by filling all your personal information and then enter “create a new application

4. Select the call « Appel du Programme de mobilité post-doctorale courte durée incoming ANNEE 2016», then : « FMSH : Caucase Sud > France »

5. Fill all the tabs (professional information, project, stay,degrees, languages, career, break(s))

6. In the « Documents » final tab, you will need to upload into one single PDF document entitled « Aide à la mobilité incoming FMSH – YOUR NAME », your candidacy form composed with :

  • A Curriculum vitae (2 pages max)
  • The copy of PhD diploma
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from the host laboratory)
  • A presentation with a maximum length of 10 000 characters (spaces and references included) consisting of:
  1. Objective and specific aim of the research project
  2. Bibliography
  3. Detailed program of the research stay (places and institutions to be visited, contacts)

7. You can save your application and complete it later several times if you wish, until the closure of the call for applications. Once you have submitted your application, you will not have anymore the possibility to amend it.

For more information on the platform use or in case of difficulty, please contact fadili@msh-paris.fr

Incomplete applications or applications that do not match with the above description won’t be proceeded.

Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee and results will be published on 29th January 2016.

Contact :

FMSH : Marion FANJAT mfanjat@msh-paris.fr

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