The Blaise Pascal Research Chairs were established in 1996 by the State and the Ile-de-France region. Each chair allows highly qualified, internationally acclaimed, foreign research scientists in all disciplines,accompanied if they wish by other research workers, to continue their work on a scientific project for a 12 months period that could be spread over two years in a higher learning institution or research institution in Paris/Ile-de-France.
The management of these chairs is undertaken by the » Fondation de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure « . A scientific committee selects the candidates every year. The Blaise Pascal chairs have acquired a solid reputation in the francophone scientific community and their attribution is an important milestone in a scientific career.
A multi-disciplinary jury, in association with the French Institute (Institut Français) , will select 4 applicants for 2012 based on the scientific interest of the project for Ile-de-France Region, on its interdisciplinary characteristic and the quality of the application. The global financial amount attributed to each project can go up to 200 000 € which includes among other things, salaries, social charges, taxes, accompanying expenses. The candidates are required to give about ten lectures (pedagogical program to be joined), will have to deliver an activity report and to organise a public seminar at the end of the period.
The applications should be received before December 15th, 2011
For further information:
Website: Blaise Pascal Research Chairs