FMSH/UNIMED Short-Term Fellowships For Young Researchers From South Mediterranean

Deadline: 18th of March, 2024, 17:00 (Paris time).

The Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) and the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) provide two- or three-month short-term fellowships in France to young researchers who are native to Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia, and Syria and who are affiliated with one of the 164 member universities of UNIMED.

The purpose of this research stay is to provide scholars with the opportunity to carry out fieldwork, library and archival work, and research studies in France.

This call is a component of the FMSH and its partners’ Atlas short-term postdoctoral mobility initiative.


  • Laureates will receive a financial support of 1 700€ per month.
  • This financial contribution is intended to cover expenditure such as transport and accommodation costs.
  • Besides, FMSH provides scientific and logistical assistance (working space, help for finding accommodation, letters to libraries…).


  • Nationality: this program is open to researchers originating from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Marocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Syria and affiliated to one of the 164 Universities member of UNIMED.
  • Educational Degree: applicants must have obtained their PhD doctorate and presented their thesis from 2018. There is no age limit.
  • Theme: applicants must be involved in research in social sciences and humanities (SSH) or at the frontier between SSH and other sciences.
  • Language : French or English depending on the project.
  • French host institution: before submitting their application, applicants will have to find a French research institution to host them for the time of their stay. Applicants will have to provide a letter from the hosting institution addressed to the FMSH and the UNIMED expressing the institution’s willingness to host the applicant during the time of fellowship and explaining the work conditions offered.

Researcher’s obligations:

At the end of their stay, laureates will have to provide the FMSH and the UNIMED with a report from 10 000 to 20 000 characters (spaces and notes included) presenting the work done during their stay and the benefits for their research project.


Applicants will be required to submit an online application form and a scientific dossier (research project + appendices). The online application form will be available on the FMSH website as of January 15, 2024. Completed proposals can be uploaded to the application portal at any time before the application deadline of March 18, 2024, 17:00 (Paris time).

Online application and scientific dossier must be submitted in French or in English.

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