Fyssen Foundation awards research grants and international prize

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 behavior; their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development”. The foundation supports research in ethology, psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, ethnology, human paleontology and archaeology.”

Within the context of general activities, the Fyssen Foundation will award:


They are intended to support post-doctoral researchers, 35 years old for the biological sciences and 40 years old in the human sciences in the close of reception of files.

Rather already holder of a post, they wish to work independently by establishing around them a research team to achieve a collective scientific operation in a laboratory in France and who will work in keeping with the Foundation’s goal.

Priority will be given to researchers who will develop their project in a different laboratory from the one they received their doctorate (Ph.D.) and from the laboratory(ies) where they are working at present.

The research grant, for one year without renewal, could range from 15.000 to 35.000€. One year after the award, the researchers will have to provide a detailed financial report about the use of the grant and a short scientific report in English.

To see the list of the documents to constitute the folder, click on the link below: http://www.fondationfyssen.fr/en/research-grants-conditions/

Applications should be established according to an online process available on the website of the Foundation: http://www.fondationfyssen.fr/en/research-modus-operandi/

Closing date: November 4th, 2013 at noon.

The complete proposal should be sent by post in 1 copy to: Secretariat de la Fondation Fyssen, 194 rue de Rivoli – 75001 PARIS (France).


An international prize is awarded annually to a scientist who has conducted distinguished research in the areas supported by the Foundation. The list of all recipients since 1980 is available on the internet: http://www.fondationfyssen.fr/en/international-prize/

Topic for the 2013 International Prize of 60 000€: “HUMAN COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT”.

Proposals for candidates should consist of: curriculum vitae, list of publications and summary of the research. The proposal should be sent in 2 hard copies by post to “Secretariat de la Fondation Fyssen, 194 rue de Rivoli – 75001 PARIS (France)”

Registrations will be closed on November 4th, 2013.