Beyond its role as a strategic funding tool, the Endowment fund seeks to identify, promote, and develop projects between researchers and business in collaboration with the EHESS’s Research Development Management Team in order to foster excellence in research in the social sciences.

Below are some examples of the Endowment Fund’s programs: 


PhD Write up Awards

Ever since the creation of the EHESS’s Endowment Fund, thanks to donations and agreements with businesses, a dozen stipends are awarded to doctoral students who are in the final writing-up stage of their PhDs.


The 8/9 Advanced Studies Group

The concept is simple: one author, one book, one hour. Informal, lively breakfasts focused on the discussion of a book, often published by the Editions de l’EHESS, to promote the work of the EHESS to a non-academic public. (Affiliated to the Mayer Brown France competitive award)


“The Experiences of…” Seminar

Reflect on current issues with world-class specialists in the social sciences. Six sessions with six distinctive approaches to open up debate on a key issue of public interest and relevance. (Part of the CDC Research Institute’s competitive funding award)

Follow this link to watch videos of the seminars and the 8/9 Studies Group


For further information, please contact:

Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau

Director general of the EHESS Endowment Fund

+33 (0)149542378


Deborah Furet

Project officer for the Presidency Office and Research Development Management Team

+33 (0)149542502