For master’s students

Field aids proposed by the Asian Studies Program

The Asian Studies Program, in both tracks, offers financial support for research (field trips). The amount granted by the Academic Councils covers part of the transport costs. Students enrolled in Master 2 are given priority. The request for assistance must be made before the trip and is submitted by the advisor/director; it must include:

  • a Letter of Motivation
  • a Letter of Support from the advisor/director
  • A 2-3 page report detailing the proposed fieldwork

More information can be found at the EHESS and at EPHE.

EFEO field scholarships (Master’s and doctoral students)

The École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO) offers field grants to allow students to study in Asia (from one to six months) in one of the 18 EFEO Centers located in Asia:

UMIFRE Network

The Unités mixtes des Instituts français de recherche à l’étranger (UMIFRE), nine of which are located in Asia, anchor French research abroad. They can provide essential support for Master’s students and doctoral candidates in the context of internships, field trips, etc. They also offer scholarships for doctoral students.

Other assistance may be offered to master’s students

Scholarships managed by the CROUS

They are awarded on the basis of social criteria (more information from the CROUS – Ph: 01 40 51 36 12)

Various forms of aid are managed by SIMI (Service de l’information et des mobilités internationales étudiantes):

Erasmus (master and PhD)

Find all the information concerning Erasmus + funding on the EHESS Erasmus Programme page.

Master’s scholarships and mobility grants from the Ile de France Regional Council (Master 2 in the finalization phase and PhD)

Priority will be given to students enrolled in co-supervision of a thesis and to students with modest resources.

For the funding of a mobility project abroad (exchange mobility, invitation from a research organisation, internship) lasting from 1 to 10 months:

  • Eligibility requirements: have a French tax notice and a family quotient of less than 19,190 euros.
  • Documents to be provided: Application form, RIB, French tax notice.
  • You will find the conditions and procedures on the Ile-de-France Region website.

Eiffel Excellence Scholarships

The Eiffel scholarship programme is a tool developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to enable French higher education institutions to attract the best foreign students to master’s and doctoral degree programmes. You will also find a lot of information regarding bursaries for foreign students in France on the Campus France website.

Louis Dumont Foundation field grant (from Master’s Year 2 to post-doctorate)

Created in 1988, the “Fonds Louis Dumont pour la recherche en anthropologie sociale” offers annual one-off assistance exclusively for field research projects. It is aimed at young ethnological and anthropological researchers, at Master 2, doctoral and post-doctoral levels, without nationality conditions, but who must be based and registered in France. It is managed by the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme.

Applications should be sent to the “Fonds Louis Dumont” between 1 December and 31 January of the following year. More information on the FMSH website.

Scholarship from the Martine Aublet Foundation (Quai Branly)

Devoted to research in the Human and Social Sciences, the grants awarded by the Martine Aublet Foundation, of up to 15,000 euros each, exclusively finance field research for a period of 12 months. Master’s and thesis subjects, distinguished for their relevance as well as for their scientific rigour, must justify field work in a non-European country.

The disciplines concerned are anthropology, ethnomusicology, ethnolinguistics, art history, history, archaeology, sociology and political science.

More information on the website of the foundation.

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