FYSSEN FOUNDATION awards Post Doctoral Study Grants

The aim of the FYSSEN FOUNDATION is to "encourage all forms of scientific inquiry into cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, which underlie animal and human behaviour; their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development".

For this purpose, the Foundation will award POST-DOCTORAL STUDY GRANTS.
These study grants are meant for the training and support of post-doctoral researchers working in disciplines relevant to the aims of the Foundation such as ethology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, epistemology, logic and the neurosciences.The Foundation wishes to support, more particularly, research in such fields as :

ETHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY : Nature and development of the cognitive processes in man and animals, both ontogenetic and phylogenetic.

NEUROBIOLOGY :
Neurobiological bases of cognitive processes, their embryonic and post-natal development, and their elementary mechanisms.

ANTHROPOLOGY - ETHNOLOGY :
a) Cognitive aspects of the representations of both natural and cultural environments. An analysis of their construction principles and transfer mechanisms.
b) An analysis of the forms of social organization and their technological systems (knowledge, know-how, transfer mechanisms).

HUMAN PALEONTOLOGY - ARCHAEOLOGY : Origin and evolution of the human brain and human artefacts.

The study grants of up to 25 000 euros per year, for a first post-doc less than two years after the Ph.D. thesis on September 1st of the year of application. They will be awarded to French or foreign research scientists holder of a French doctorate (Ph.D) and attached to a laboratory in France who wish to work in laboratories abroad (except country of origin or joint supervision) and foreign or French research scientists holder a foreign doctorate (Ph.D) and attached to a foreign laboratory who wish to work in French laboratories. Study grants are intended to help young research scientists under 35 years of age.

Post Doctoral Study Grants

They are allocated for one year not renewable or for two years suject to examen of a scientific report at the end of first year to prove the good sequence of post-doctoral training period and progress of works.Application should be established according to a form to be obtained, each year, from the Foundation or from our website to which will be included :
- the written acceptance from the inviting laboratory,
- the testimonials of two senior scientists,
- the curriculum vitae,
- the list of publications of the applicant, accepted in Reading Committees exclusively.The only grant applications which will be taken into consideration are those strictly relevant to the aim of the Foundation and following the requested instructions :

Closing date = receipt of applications by the Foundation : march 31, 2011 at the latest

The completed file should be sent by mail in 14 copies to the Secretariat of the Foundation, 194, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France, and presented, without any staples, in paper sub-folders (no plastic cover) numbered from 1 to 14 at the top right corner and marked out as follows on the cover page :
COUNTRY OF NATIONALITY
DISCIPLINE
2011-2012 STUDY GRANTS
SURNAME AND FORENAME

FILING OF THE APPLICATION :

1. Letter of the inviting laboratory, original in the file Nº 1
2. Letters of two senior scientists, originals in the file Nº 1
3. Pages 1 and 2 of Form

4. Scientific part, research project on separate sheets (5 pages maximum)

5. Page 4 of Form

6. Curriculum vitae

7. Publications : exclusively the list of articles published in reviews with Reading Committee and their agreement for publication

8. Page 5 of form = Sheet-Summary Recto-verso

9. Attestation if doctoral thesis in the 2011 year or copy of the Ph.D

To get further information and form, send an email to secretariat@fondation-fyssen.org or http://www.fondation-fyssen.org

Published on 31/01/2011

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