Post-doctoral Study Grants

The Fondation Fyssen awards post-doctoral fellowships intended for excellent researchers whose research projects will serve the progress of cognitive sciences; application opens 7 February 2023 to 31 March 2023 #FondationFyssen



Post-doctoral study grants : Aim & award


Study grants are ment for post-doctoral researchers, working on research disciplines such as Ethology, Paleontology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Psychology, Epistemology, Logic and  Sciences of nervous system.

These grants are awarded to french or foreign researchers, holders of a foreign Phd and who wish to achieve their project in a Laboratory in France; or either french or foreign researchers holders of a french Phd who wish to achieve their project in a Laboratory abroad (excluded co-tutorship country)

Eligibility criteria
. Start its first post-doctoral fellowship with this financial support.
. If the recipient has already reached its host lab, he should be settled for no more than 3 months maximum at the date of September 1st, 2023
. Be 35 year old maximum on the closing day of the call.
. Be a holder of a Phd of less than two years on September 1st of the year of application, or achieve its viva thesis on December 31st of the year of application at the latest. The applicant should have achieved its PhD before starting the fellowship.
. Regarding the host laboratories located in France : the recipient hosted within a framework of a fixed-term contract will have to make sure that a convention of co-financing can be signed between the Foundation and the laboratory to reach the level of the gross salary.

This year, the Scientific Council will pay particular attention to the feasibility of the project in the specific context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Amount of the grant
These grants, of an annual maximum amount of 40 000 euros, intend to cover expenses of hosting, stay and health insurance.

Duration of the grant
Grants are allocated from 12 months, not renewable, or 24 months subject to the approval of the Scientific commitee after examination of a report at the end of first year.

The Post doctoral fellowship will start on September 1st of the application year the earliest and at the latest on January of the following year.

February 7th, 2023
: Online application forms.
March 31, 2023 12:00 Am ( noon) French time ( Gmt+1)
closing of the applications 
The receipt of the online application will be notified by an email confirmation.
Mid July 2023
: Results sent by post.