Grants for doctoral research from the Martine Aublet Foundation

Grants for doctoral research from the Martine Aublet Foundation

The Martine Aublet Foundation, under the guidance of the Fondation de France, is offering a dozen doctoral research grants for the 2015-2015 academic year to students registered in doctoral studies in a French institution of higher education or in co-sponsorship with a foreign university.

The disciplines concerned are Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Ethnolinguistics, Art History, History, Archaeology and Sociology. These grants are designed to finance exclusively field research in Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, Latin and Amerindian Americas.

If no thematic area of research has been chosen, it is essential that the research methodology be qualitative and involve ethnographic participant observer techniques, archival processing and historiographical documentation (including collections), participation in archaeological dig sites or conducting thematic, directive interviews. These grants thus cover the initial phase of research for a thesis (first and second year of doctoral studies) and not the final writing phase (beginning in the third year).

These non-renewable grants are made for a period of 12 months, from November 1 to October 31. Each is a total amount of 15,000 €, paid in two installments. They are awarded after the evaluation and selection of applications by the Committee of Rapporteurs and the Scientific Council of the Martine Aublet Foundation and validation by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. There are no conditions regarding nationality.

Registration procedures for applications

Requests for doctoral research grants should be made on downloadable forms, during the period of the call for applications announced on the website of the musée du quai Branly. The completed application should be accompanied by a letter from the applicant’s thesis supervisor on the quality of the project. Winners are required to submit to the Foundation a succinct interim report of their research, followed by a complete final report which will be published in the Annals of the Foundation.