Fund┋it has been conceived and developed since 2014 by the Réseau français des instituts d’études avancées (RFIEA) foundation, within the Alliance Athena framework. Fund┋it is part of the Plan national pour les SHS, published in 2016 by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR).

Fund┋it has been funded by the MESRI's Direction générale de la recherche et de l'innovation, and by the Labex RFIEA+ (Investissements d'Avenir programme, run by the French National Research Agency -ANR-). Fund┋it has been supported by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’Homme (FMSH).

Internationalising SSH research

Fund┋it is an answer to internationalisation concerns expressed by Alliance Athéna for Social Sciences and Humanities and MESR.

It has four main goals:

  • assisting the international research community in finding calls for applications in the social sciences and humanities;
  • enhancing the contribution to European and international calls for projects;
  • encouraging French research mobility within Europe and worldwide;
  • increasing the attractiveness of France as a research destination.

Fund┋it collects and presents on a single site all research grants and fellowships (post-PhD) available for scholars in the social sciences and humanities. It is addressed to

  • Postdocs and senior scholars from outside France wishing to come to France;
  • French postdocs and senior scholars wishing to go abroad or to find funding opportunities.