Centre de recherche du château de Versailles Research Grants
As part of its mission, the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles (CRCV) offers annual grants based on scientific criteria to assist and support original research projects that fall within its subject areas.
Relevant disciplines, themes and periods
Priority is given to researchers working in the field of human sciences (history, history of art, literature, musicology, etc.) and projects relating to the following themes: methods of exercising power; the structure and functioning of parish institutions; practices, attitudes and male figures; representations of power; palaces (architecture and urban planning, decor and furnishings, collections, etc.) and gardens (layout, plants, water system, etc). The time frame for the study of these themes, which can help to shed light on present-day patterns of behaviour, is broad in scope (from the 16th century to the 19th century) with a strong geographical focus on the courts of Europe.
Eligibility for grants
All applicants must be enrolled in a French or foreign university at a Master 1, Master 2, doctoral or post-doctoral level (theses must have been defended within the previous two years). The applicant must submit a scientific dossier including a research proposal of approximately 10,000 characters together with two letters of recommendation. This dossier is examined by a committee composed of the director of the CRCV, the CRCV director’s deputy, the CRCV scientific director, the president of the CRCV committee, and, when required, other qualified persons. This committee meets every year in late September.
The sum for each grant, exclusive of all other grants or research funding in the year awarded, is for a maximum of 7,500 euros net, non-renewable.