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18 April

research grants

Research Fellowships - Academic year 2014 – 2015

The musée du quai Branly offers every year doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships to support Ph.D. candidates and early career scholars in pursuing innovative research projects.

The academic fields concerned are: anthropology, ethnomusicology, art history, history, archaeology, sociology, 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 environment of the musée du quai Branly will be examined with particular attention.

During the year of their fellowship, the laureates will present in the museum’s Research and Higher Education Department’s internal seminar a scientific paper intended for later publication. They will be required to deliver a detailed report to the museum’s research department at the end of the fellowship.

Doctoral fellowships

Three doctoral fellowships are offered to support PhD candidates in completing their dissertation; candidates must be at least in the third year (post-fieldwork writing stage) of their doctoral program during the academic year 2014-2015 (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 October the 1st to September the 30th of each year. They consist in a monthly allowance which in 2013 was of 1300 Euros net and are awarded after assessment and selection of the applications by the Museum’s Scientific Committee. No condition of nationality applies.

Postdoctoral fellowships

Five postdoctoral fellowships are offered to early career scholars who would like to work on a research project hosted at the musée du quai Branly. One of these fellowships is funded by Mrs. Nahed Ojjeh, a major benefactor of the Société des Amis du musée du quai Branly.
The postdoctoral fellowships are limited to a period of 12 months (non-renewable), from October the 1st to September the 30th of each year. They consist in a monthly allowance which was of 1700 Euros net in 2013. They are awarded after assessment and selection of the applications by the Museum’s Scientific Committee. No condition of nationality applies. 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 Ph.D. thesis must be submitted by the end of 2014.

Applications modalities: how to register an application

Download application forms for a doctoral fellowship

Download application forms for a post-doctoral fellowship


To be registered, the complete application folder must be sent electronically and by post before Thursday, the 10th of April 2014 at midnight(1) :

- electronically to the following address (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_2014.pdf

- by post to the following address (mentioning ‘Candidature Bourse doctorale/postdoctorale’ on the envelope), the application form being dated and signed:

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

The list of all the candidates whose application is eligible will be posted on the museum’s website on the 18th of April 2014.
The names of the successful candidates will be posted on the museum’s website in early July 2014.

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