Fyssen Foundation

The FYSSEN Foundation was state-approved by decree on 20th March 1979. Its headquarters are located 194, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France.

The aim of the FYSSEN Foundation is to encourage “all forms of scientific inquiry in cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, which underly animal and human behavior; their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development”.

The Foundation encourages all the researches relative to the capacities to reason and more widely in the cognitive processes to animals and man as well as in the biological and cultural foundations of these processes

The FYSSEN Foundation aims to support research which will lead to a more rigorous and precise approach to this fundamental domain, calling upon such disciplines as ethology, paleontology, archeology, anthropology, psychology, logic and the nervous system sciences.

The FYSSEN Foundation worked out an original plan in four points to support researches in cognitive sciences:

  • Post-doctoral Study Grants
  • Research Grants
  • An International Scientific Prize
  • The organization of its own colloquiums and publications
Europe France Paris Île-de-France
Institution type
French Institutions Foundations (public/private)