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The Fondation Napoléon is a registered charity committed to the encouragement of
the study of and interest in the history of the First and Second Empires,
and the preservation of Napoleonic heritage.

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Research Grants

 How to apply for a grant

Every year the Fondation Napoléon encourages the study of the First and Second Empires by awarding six research grants to six French or non-French students in the first year of their PhD (or MPhil intending to go on to PhD) on a First or Second Empire subject.

Each research grant is worth 7,500 Euros.

The grants are awarded by the jury of the Fondation Napoléon Grands Prix and Research Grants.

To compete, please fill in the following form, sending with it a 2-3 page description of your research project, proof of status, and a letter of recommendation from your director of studies. Dossiers should reach the Fondation by 30 September of the year in question.

Send a completed dossier to:
Fondation Napoléon
Research Grants
7, rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
75005 Paris

For further information on the Research Grants :
Thierry Lentz, director of the Fondation Napoléon, email: lentz(at)napoleon(dot)org

Download the dossier (in French)

 Winners of the Fondation NapolÉon Research Grants


The FIRST EMPIRE Research Grants 2014 support research in the following areas:

The SECOND EMPIRE Fondation Napoléon Research Grants 2014 support research in the following area:

Previous winners

To view previous research projects supported, click here


Each year, the Fondation Napoléon History Prizes and Research Grants are awarded at a ceremony in the presence of HIH the Princess Napoléon.

The award ceremony for the Fondation Napoléon History Prizes and Research Grants for 2014 will take place in the Hôtel de Charost, the British Ambassador’s residence in France and former home of Napoleon I’s sister, Pauline Borghese, which was bought in 1814 by the Duke of Wellington.



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