Deadline : 15 March, 2019.

For the development of ethnological works of future generations of Africanists

Created in 2014 thanks to the “Ariane Deluz” legacy and managed by the FMSH, this prize distinguishes a field project from a doctoral student preparing a thesis in ethnology in sub-Saharan Africa.

The prize allows the laureate to carry out field work on the main areas of ethnology (kinship, religion, arts and techniques, politics, etc.). This mobility aid should contribute to the development of the ethnological work of future generations of Africanists.

Methods of awarding the prize

The Ariane Deluz Prize is open to doctoral students of any nationality who are preparing a thesis (solo or cotutelle) in ethnology of sub-Saharan Africa in a French higher education institution (alone or in co-supervision). Young Africanists at the beginning of the thesis are encouraged to apply.

The price is 5,000 euros; it brings additional resources to the laureate, by contributing to his travel and / or field trips.


The laureate undertakes to write a report presenting the results of his research field in sub-Saharan Africa. He will mention the financial support of the FMSH Ariane Deluz Prize for all written or oral communication (thesis, publications, participation in symposiums …).


The jury of the Ariane Deluz prize is composed of:

  • Doris BONNET, President, IRD / Population & Development Center
  • Laurent BERGER, EHESS / Laboratory of Social Anthropology
  • Eric JOLLY, Institute of African worlds
  • Marianne LEMAIRE, Institute of African worlds
  • Jean-Pierre DOZON, FMSH, without participation in the vote

Deadline for submitting applications: March 15th 2019.

For more information and to apply, click here. 

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