Funding for a “young researcher” study days or conference

As part of its mission, the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles (CRCV) offers annual funding for a “young researcher” study days or conference based on scientific criteria to assist and support original research and scientific dissemination.

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 funding

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 project for study days or a conference of around 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 scientific director, the president of the CRCV committee, and, when required, other qualified persons. This committee meets every year at the beginning of October of each year.

Applications should be sent (by post or email) before September 30 of the year of award to:
Mathieu da Vinha – Directeur scientifique
Centre de recherche du château de Versailles
Château de Versailles - Grand Commun
1, rue de l’Indépendance américaine
RP 834 - 78008 Versailles Cedex
Email : contact email

For 2023, the call for applications is closed.


The amount of funding is a maximum of €7,500 net, managed by the Centre and non-renewable.

Winner 2023

The 2023 winner selected is Julia Hasselhorn for an international symposium “Crises et communication dans la période de bouleversements (1785-1820)” which will be held at the Château de Versailles on November 28-29, 2024.

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