Fyssen Foundation Research Grants

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Research grants are intended to support either French or foreign post-doctoral researchers, with effective research experience of 3 to 10 years maximum after the defense of their thesis.


Already in a position’s holder, they will independently work establishing a research team to achieve a collective scientific project in a laboratory in France. This project needs to keep the Foundation’s goals.Researchers can also develop their project in a different laboratory from the one they obtained their doctorate (Ph.D.) or the one where they are working at present.

Amount of the grant

The research grant, for one year non renewable, could range from  15 000  to 100 000 euros.
It intends to cover equipment purchase, budgets dedicated to missions,  participations in colloquiums, publications expenses, for the expenses relative to the intervention of specialized persons .

Duration of the grant

12 months


  • September, 2,  2022: online application forms
  • October, 11, 2022 Am French time ( MIDDAY) (Gmt +1) Closing application and deadline to forward by post copy of the complete hard file.

The receipt of the online application as well as of hard copy will be notified by an email confirmation.
December 2022 : results sent by post
An activity report will be communicated to the Fyssen Foundation, at the latest six months after the end of the funding.


The application form is to be completed ONLINE.

The application folder should include the following documents in PDF:

  • The Research Grant application form
  • An invitation letter from the host laboratory
  • The letters of two scientific personalities able to make an appreciation on the program and the research works of the candidate and who do not belong to the Host laboratory
  • The applicant’s  CV and the publications list
  • The description of the research project  (5 pages maximum) drafted in French or in English
  • The description of the budget forecasts
  • The list of the other financial supports
  • The list of the people who will join the research team for the project
  • The abstract (150 words) of the research project as well as a keywords list in French AND in English
  • The copy of the authorization request sent to the Ethic Committee* if necessary
  • The copy of the contract of employment

The complete folder must be printed  and sent by post
on October, 11, 2022 at the latest to:
Secrétariat of the Fyssen Foundation, 194 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris

Opening session on the web site: September, 2,  2022

*The Fyssen foundation attaches great importance to the scientific integrity of the research it funds. It is essential that scientific research is conducted in accordance with general guiding principles of scientific integrity — honesty, diligence, transparency, reproducibility, independence, responsibility — as well in accordance with any more specific guiding principles used by the institutions and stakeholders with whom the applicant collaborates. 
When designing your research project, have you applied the code of conduct and ethic regulations of your institution as well as the ones of institutions and stakeholders with whom you will work?

Application date
1 year
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, Archaeology, Philosophy, Theology and religion
Social sciences : Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Other : Biology