The Maison Suger is open to all high-level foreign professors and researchers seeking to come to Paris for at least one year for teaching and/or research purposes.
Applications may be sent by researchers themselves or their organization, or by the research institution that invited them. Applicants for long-stays in the framework of a precise research program with the French scientific community are given priority.
The apartments are specifically designed for the life and scientific work of a researcher. In some cases, the researcher may be accompanied by his/her partner, and in exceptional cases, by a child over twelve (for security reasons, the Maison can not offer housing to children under twelve).
Requests should be sent to the Director of the Maison Suger by e-mail, fax, or postal mail. They must include:
- a curriculum vitæ,
- a detailed research program, plus letters from French and foreign scientific partners (if applicable),
- list of publications.
Hosting decisions are made by the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme’s Scientific Board. Decisions are taken based on the proposed research projects’ degree of compatibility with the FMSH’s lines of action. Attention is also paid to ensuring a balance between researchers’ countries of origin, participating French institutions, and disciplines.
As stipulated in its statutes, the FMSH is a non-profit institution. For this reason, a portion of the Maison Suger’s operating costs must be covered by the residents themselves. Housing costs are calculated in the following way: the FMSH covers roughly 30% of the Maison’s operating costs, and the remaining amount is covered by the residents.