Le Corbusier expliquant les proportions du Modulor lors de la conférence de la IXe Triennale de Milan, 1951 Photo - Publifoto © FLC/ADAGP

Research grants



One of the Fondation’s fundamental missions, as defined in its statutes, is “to encourage research in the spirit defined by Le Corbusier’s written and constructed work”. To this end, the Fondation Le Corbusier offers an annual scholarship of up to 15,000 euros.

The call for applications is aimed primarily at young researchers in the history of architecture, art or landscape, as well as architects, from France and abroad, wishing to deepen their knowledge of Le Corbusier’s work using the documentation held in the archives of the Fondation Le Corbusier.

Candidates must submit a research project demonstrating the originality of the proposed subject and its relevance to Corbusier studies (ten pages maximum). Each application must be accompanied by a CV and letters of recommendation from one or two academic referees.

The Fondation Le Corbusier reserves the right to propose a general research theme for its next annual meetings, in which the candidate must include his/her proposed project.

The application must be sent as a digital file, by a date set each year by the Research Commission of the Fondation Le Corbusier, to the following e-mail address:

The jury responsible for examining the applications is made up of two members of the Board of Directors of the Fondation Le Corbusier, two academic or professional experts appointed by the Director of the Fondation Le Corbusier, and the Head of the Foundation’s Research and Resource Centre.

At the end of his or her research (within a maximum period of 12 months after the award of the grant), the prizewinner must present a summary of his or her work at a conference organized by the Fondation Le Corbusier at the Maison La Roche or at Le Corbusier’s Appartement-Atelier, as well as an article to be published in the journal “LC. Revue des recherches sur Le Corbusier”.

Any subsequent presentation or publication of the winner’s work must mention the Fondation Le Corbusier competition.

Application deadline: June 15, 2024

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