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The Foundation grants subsidies towards expenses related to original and high quality research work in the field of current history. Ideally in conjunction with other funds, it can cover part of travel and/or accommodation and/or other costs for archival research, carrying out interviews or active participation at conferences.

Candidates for research grants must demonstrate the merits of their research and of their planned trip, as well as an adequate preparation for such a trip travel. Along with their application, they will submit the necessary authorisations for the consultation of archives, a list of the archives they intend to consult, a list of agreed interviews, or proof of their conference participation and an abstract of their contribution.

For 2009-2010, research grants will be awarded to PhD students and recent PhDs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.


Decisions about the awarding of award grants are taken by the Council of the Pierre du Bois Foundation, on the recommendation of a selection committee including Mrs. Irina du Bois, President of the Pierre du Bois Foundation, Professor Philippe Burrin, Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, a Professor of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and/or an external member.

Research and publication grants are awarded twice a year, in September and in February. The deadline for submission of applications are 15 June and 15 November, respectively.

Applications should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and should include:

  1. The application form.
  2. A text situating the candidate's work within the field of current history and demonstrating its originality (1-2 pages).
  3. A work agenda, the anticipated results of the research trip and their benefits for the candidate's research project as a whole (1-2 pages), as well as documented proof of adequate preparation for the trip.
  4. A budget, with supporting documentation (e.g. reservation/ receipts for transport and/or accommodation).
  5. Two letters of recommendation.


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