Trilateral Workshops in the Humanities and Social Sciences between Germany, France and Italy 2025-2027

Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Villa Vigoni have developed a trilateral workshops programme in order to foster the development of scientific networks and promote lasting exchange of scientific knowledge.

Each Villa Vigoni trilateral workshop consists of a series of three scientific meetings, preferably one meeting per year, all held at Villa Vigoni at Lake Como, Italy. Each workshop series involves a core group of 12-16 researchers from France, Germany and Italy, which remains unchanged across the individual meetings. The participation of guest participants from other countries is also possible.

Workshops may address any research field within the disciplines of humanities and the social sciences. One of the main principles of the initiative is multilingualism, in particular the use of French, German and Italian as scientific languages, and all three languages should be used across the meetings.

Proposals may only be submitted by a group of three researchers; one from Germany, one from France and one from Italy. Applicants must be based at a research organisation or institution of higher education in Germany, France or Italy for the whole duration of the programme. The group of participants should be balanced in terms of the number of researchers from each of the three countries.

Early career researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Workshop series where at least two of the three project leaders and at least half of the participants are in the postdoctoral phase (up to six years after doctorate), may apply for a reduced version of the programme which offers funding for two meetings over a period of two years with 9-12 participants.

The three partner institutions will fund the mobility of participating researchers from within their own jurisdiction. The DFG also allows German coordinators to provide funding for participants from other countries, as long as this does not increase the total funding allocated to the meeting.

Applications under the 2024 call must be submitted no later than 14 April 2024 to Villa Vigoni who will send a copy to the FMSH and the DFG.

Workshops funded under this call should take place between 2025 and 2027.

(This Bulletin article was the subject of a ResearchConnect news alert.)