For over 20 years, the Blaise Pascal international research chairs for excellence have been part of the Île-de-France region’s research landscape. These chairs – funded by the Île de France region – enable world-renowned foreign researchers to be hosted by higher education and research institutions in this region. The international reputation of this scheme is beyond dispute since its prestigious list of 90 recipients includes 5 Nobel prize-winners.
At least four new chairs for excellence will be funded by the Île-de-France region, while further chairs depend on host institutions and other partners raising co-funding. To this end, a supplementary list will be drawn up by the selection panel.
Applications must reach the Fondation de l’ENS by 9 May 2017 at the latest.
Applications for 2017 must be submitted by the Île-de-France region’s communautés d’universités et établissements (ComUEs [associations of universities and higher education institutions]). Each ComUE may submit up to three applications, or four if at least one applicant is a woman.
All the informations related to presentation of the Blaise Pascal Chairs can be found on the website of the ENS Foundation.