Call for applications: 2020 FFJ/Michelin Foundation Fellowship, Urban Mobilities in the 21st Century

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この度、フランス国立社会科学高等研究院・日仏財団(以下「FFJ」)は、 以下のテーマの研究フェローの募集をいたします。ミシュラン財団フェローシップ:「21世紀の大都市のためのモビリティとは」

応募の締め切りは 2019年9月29日です。応募資料は以下のアドレスにメールにて提出してください。













The call for applications

The Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS is pleased to announce the call for applications to the 2020 FFJ/Michelin Foundation Fellowship: "Urban Mobilities in the 21st Century".

The deadline for applications is 29 September 2019. Applications are to be submitted by email to applications_ffj@ehess.fr.

The fellowship may last 5 or 10 months, between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2021, depending on the fellow’s availability. The fellow will receive a grant, designed to cover his or her expenses related to transport and his or her stay in Paris on the one hand, and on the other hand the expenses directly linked to the realizationof his or her research work. This grant can be combined with other sources of funding, on condition that the fellow is located in Paris.

Topic of this year's call

The current context of rapid urbanization worldwide sees cities subjected to various challenges: the climate crisis, demographic change or spatial reorganization of the production system, as well as urban sprawl and metropolization. These challenges, which have a different impact at the local level, are sometimes conflicting, with a concentration effect occurring in cities while the activities and impacts of these same cities are distributed over increasingly larger areas.

In this context, the transformations at every level in individual and collective mobility have become a central issue for metropolises. These transformations are supported by multiple initiatives and raise doubts around the transportation model, divided predominantly between cars and public transport, that was consolidated during the second half of the 20th century.

At the same time, city congestion focuses the attention of decision-makers at many levels, be it combatting air pollution, reducing its impact on urban economy or improving quality of life. The need to reduce the role of cars in urban centres and to increase access to public transport is changing the existing model without discarding it completely.

The purpose of the FFJ/ Michelin Foundation Fellowship is to examine recent strategies devised by major global cities in terms of mobility, the modes of governance and the different systems of actors involved through a study comparing initiatives in Asian cities, especially Japanese cities, to those from other geographic regions.

Application deadline: 29 September 2019

Further information: FFJ