Call for research projects: LabexMed’s support for pluridisciplinary and integrated research on the Mediterranean

Call for research projects: LabexMed’s support for pluridisciplinary and integrated research on the Mediterranean

Call for research projects: LabexMed’s support for pluridisciplinary and integrated research on the Mediterranean

The deadline for applications is 27 April 2017 (midnight – Paris time)

LabexMed (the Laboratory for Excellence in Mediterranean Studies), coordinated by the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme, is offering research teams the opportunity to develop their research projects on Mediterranean issues during residencies lasting from two to four weeks and taking place between October 2017 and May 2018 at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis (France).

LabexMed’s ambition is to move further along the path towards multidisciplinary and integrated research on the Mediterranean, while building on the strengths of the disciplines of its partner units, by encouraging a dialogue between human and social sciences (HSS), Earth sciences, and life and environmental sciences, spanning time and space.

The disciplines of LabexMed’s partner units are archaeology, history, anthropology, sociology, geography, political sciences, economics, law, philosophy and epistemology. For more details on the LabexMed research units follow this link and scroll down to page seven.

The Camargo Foundation and the LabexMed programme are keen to stimulate relationships and cultural exchanges between researchers and artists in the Mediterranean Basin in favour of the development of projects at the interface between HSS and the arts, with the aim to produce a joint work. In their proposals, applicants should therefore clearly demonstrate their interest in interdisciplinary cross-fertilisation and exchanges between HSS and the arts, on the basis of their research and life work.

LabexMed particularly targets researchers who wish to pursue studies in the human and social sciences related to French, French-speaking and Mediterranean cultures, as well as artists whose area of interest promotes thinking, creating and connecting.  

Special LabexMed residencies at the Camargo Foundation are open to teams composed of two to five people, including artist(s) and researcher(s).

The team’s project will include at least one researcher from a research unit of the LabexMed programme. Priority will be given to teams that include members from a Mediterranean country.

The LabexMed programme will cover residents’ travel expenses from their usual place of residence to Cassis (France) and back. Residents will also receive a daily allowance of €30.50. The Camargo Foundation also provides free accommodation to residents.

Applications can be in English or French.

Candidates should submit their applications online, by following this link

Online applications must include one PDF file including:

  • A description of the project: objectives, methodologies, scientific and artistic interest, Mediterranean dimension, highlighting contributions of HSS research and artistic contributions to the common project, and production and expected results (3-5 pages/maximum of 2,000 words);
  • The curriculum vitae of the applicants with a list of publications and/or creations/productions.

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