(1) L’envoi par courrier postal est exigé parallèlement à l’envoi électronique pour des raisons d’ordre juridique et archivistique.

research grants

Research Fellowships - Academic year 2015-2016

Each year, the musée du quai Branly offers doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships to support PhD candidates and newly qualified PhD scholars pursue innovative research projects.

The academic fields concerned are: anthropology, ethnomusicology, art history, history, archaeology, sociology and performance studies.

The research topics concerned are: Western and non-Western arts, material and immaterial heritage, museum institutions and their collections, technology, ritual performance and material culture.

The projects most likely to benefit from the musée du quai Branly's specific environment will be examined with particular attention.

During their fellowship year, the laureates will produce a scientific paper to be published in conjunction with the musée du quai Branly's Research and Higher Education Department seminar. They will be required to deliver a detailed report to the museum’s research department at the end of their fellowship.

Doctoral fellowships

Three doctoral fellowships are awarded to help PhD candidates complete their dissertation. Candidates must be at least in their third year during the academic year 2015-2016 (in a university in France or abroad). This fellowship scheme is not designed to fund fieldwork or archival research.The doctoral fellowships are limited to a period of 12 months (non-renewable), from 1st October to 30th September. They consist of a monthly allowance which in 2015 will be of 1300 € net. The grant will be awarded after the assessment and selection of the applications by the Museum’s Scientific Committee. No nationality conditions apply.

Postdoctoral fellowships

Five postdoctoral fellowships are offered to newly qualified PhD scholars who would like to work on a research project hosted at the musée du quai Branly.
The postdoctoral fellowships are limited to a period of 12 months (non-renewable), from 1st October to 30th September. In 2015, they consist of a gross monthly wage of 2 093.84 €. They will be awarded after the assessment and selection of the applications by the Museum’s Scientific Committee. No nationality conditions apply. Applicants may apply for this scheme for up to 5 years after having been awarded their doctoral degree. In order to apply for the postdoctoral fellowships, the candidate’s PhD thesis must be submitted by the end of 2015.

Application procedure: how to register an application

download the form for doctoral grants

download the form for post-doctoral grants


To register, the complete application folder must be sent electronically and by post (1) before Thursday 2nd April 2015 at midnight.

- It must be sent electronically to bourses(at)quaibranly.fr.  The different application documents will be combined in a single pdf file which will be under 5 Mo. The application file will be named following this model: SURNAME_DOC or POSTSOC_2015.pdf

- It must be sent by post to the following address:

musée du quai Branly
Département de la recherche et de l’enseignement
222, rue de l’Université 
75343 Paris Cedex 07
FRANCE

The reference: ‘Candidature Bourse doctorale/postdoctorale’ must be written on the envelope. The application form must be dated and signed.

The list of all the eligible candidates will be posted on the mMuseum’s website on the 8th April 2015.


The names of the successful candidates will be posted on the Museum’s website during the last week of June 2015.

(1) For legal and archival reasons, mail transmission is also required in addition to electronic transmission.

Lauréats des bourses d'étude