FRANCE: Fyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Study Grants for Ethology-Psychology, Neurobiology, Social Anthropology, Human Paleontology-Archaeology

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Grants are given to post-doctoral researchers, working on research disciplines such as Ethology-Psychology, Neurobiology, Social Anthropology, Human Paleontology-Archaeology.

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

- the grant should be the recipient's first post-doctoral fellowship

-  If the recipient is already in their host lab, the recipient should be settled for no more than 3 months maximum at the date of September 1st, 2021

- 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. The applicant should have achieved the PhD before starting the fellowship.

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 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 10th, 2021: Online application forms.

April 2nd, 2021 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 2021: Results sent by post.

For more information, please visit the Fyssen Foundation website.