Call for applications: Thesis prize in the humanities and social sciences

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The Foundation for the Memory of Slavery has been awarding since 2005 an annual prize of 7000 euros, which rewards a thesis in social sciences and humanities. Created by the National Committee for the Memory of Slavery CNMHE, this prize rewards a thesis in the aforementioned disciplines, the subject of which relates to the history of the slave trade, slavery and abolitions in the colonial era or to its consequences in today’s world. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to February 20, 2022.

The prize is awarded by the Foundation for the Memory of Slavery , on the decision of a jury composed within the Scientific Council of the Foundation . The prize money is €7,000, partly dependent on the publication of the thesis.

The disciplines concerned 

The theses submitted may relate to one or more disciplines in the field of human and social sciences:

  • Story
  • Right
  • Political Sciences
  • Economy
  • Archeology
  • Anthropology
  • Literature
  • Art
  • Philosophy

The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to February 20, 2022. 

For more information and to know the procedure for submitting an application:  See the regulations for the 2022 thesis prize


The AUF and the Foundation for the Memory of Slavery (FME) signed  a framework agreement in 2021  to develop and support research and teaching on slavery in the French-speaking academic world, through various implementation actions. network, organization of scientific events and creation of resources for higher education on these themes.

To find out more about the Foundation for the memory of slavery:

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