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Labex Louis Bachelier

THE MAIN AMBITION OF THE LABEX FCD IS TO CHANNEL FUNDING TO SUSTAINABLE OBJECTIVES.

LABEX FCD is a French networked research centre that brings together the best research teams in mathematics, economics and management. These teams work within Chairs and Research Initiatives affiliated to the Risk Foundation (FDR), Europlace Institute of Finance (EIF) and the Dauphine Foundation.

LABEX FCD has a threefold mission:

To coordinate, structure and drive forward the ecosystem involving economic and academic actors in banking, finance and insurance (BFI)

To provide outlets for the findings of research (training and impact)

To give the Paris financial community an international reputation in terms of sustainable finance

The LABEX FCD aims to give France a competitive advantage in a sector where competition is global and where success depends on mastering the research/training/impact chain

With an endowment of €150,000 per year, the Labex Louis Bachelier seed fund aims to facilitate the raising of funds to contribute to:

  • The creation new research programmes (Chairs or Research Initiatives)
  • Increasing the budget of a Research Initiative with a view to it becoming a Research Chair (funding between €250,000 and €300,000).

Each project validated by the Scientific Executive Board will receive €75,000 over a 12-month period. One third of this amount, i.e. €25,000, will be used during the year for promotional activities with regard to potential financial partners. The remaining €50,000 will be awarded in the event of successful fundraising in that particular year. If the fundraising operations are not successful, the remaining amount will be earmarked for another project.

Application form can be downloaded through this link.

Applications may be submitted throughout the year for the closing dates 28 February and 30 November (inclusive).

The purpose of labelling is to ensure the consistency and relevance of the research themes of every Louis Bachelier Institute Chair and Research Initiative with regard to the ambitions of the Louis Bachelier Finance and Sustainable Growth LABEX. Each scientific project is thus analysed by two rapporteurs appointed by the Scientific Executive Board, with the following four possible outcomes:

  • Institut Louis Bachelier labelling
  • Institut Louis Bachelier Finance and Sustainable Growth LABEX labelling
  • Revision of the application
  • Refusal of labelling

Only labelled Chairs and Research Initiatives will benefit from the main operations implemented by Louis Bachelier Finance and Sustainable Growth LABEX.

application form can be downloaded through this link

Applications may be submitted throughout the year.

Additional funding of up to €5,000 is provided by the Louis Bachelier LABEX for the organization of colloquiums, conferences and summer schools in direct connection with its research axes.

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The organizing committee must include several researchers attached to the ILB programme.
  • A scientific committee must be set up, and will include recognized external members.
  • A call for papers must be made, along with provision for attending the conference.

Particular attention will be given to conferences lying within the framework of the recurring international circuit of key conferences.

Recipients of assistance undertake to submit a financial and scientific report (final programme, participation, etc.) within a short time after the event.

application form can be downloaded through this link.

Applications may be submitted over the year. 

€5,000 of funding is available to enable foreign researchers to attend the seminar.

application form can be downloaded through this link.

Applications should be submitted up to and including 30 April.  

The aim of Louis Bachelier LABEX mobility aid is to help researchers enrolled in one of the partner institutions by offering them financial support for a research project abroad (post-doc, sabbatical year or semester, etc.).

An amount between €5,000 and €10,000 is awarded to each of the candidates selected.

In addition to the application form downloadable through this link, all applications to should include the following items:

  • The applicant’s CV
  • A cover letter
  • A letter of recommendation from the holder of the research programme 

Applications may be submitted up to and including 26 Mars

Organized in the form of congresses, conferences and advanced courses, and involving the invitation of foreign researchers, Thematic Semesters aim to encourage exchanges between academics and professionals on a theme appropriate to the Louis Bachelier Finance and Sustainable Growth LABEX. This theme must be sufficiently transversal to allow the participation of various research programmes in finance, economics, management, mathematics and insurance.

The application form can be downloaded through this link.

Applications are assessed throughout the year for the closing dates 31 March and 30 October.

The beneficiary must be a member of a labelled research programme and must comply with the criteria defined by the Scientific Executive Board:

  1. Excellence (candidates with high potential for publication in top-rank journals)
  2. Mobility (thesis and post-doctoral studies in different universities)
  3. Preference for candidates with a doctorate from a foreign institution

The duration of the contract is between 18 and 24 months. The proposed grant is part of a co-financing process with the relevant research programme.

In addition to the application form downloadable through this link, every application should include the following items:

  • The candidate’s CV
  • A letter of recommendation from the Director of the host laboratory
  • A letter of recommendation from the Research Director

Applications are assessed twice a year.

  • 1st session / reception of applications up to and including 30 April
  • 2nd session / reception of applications up to and including 5 November