Chairs: Partnerships To Foster Relevant Research
Understanding How To Create And Support A Research Chair
Why create a chair?
- To explore new questions
- To collaborate on issues that have yet to be fully researched
- To combine economic, societal and managerial issues for in-depth analysis
How does a chair work?
- A minimum three-year commitment to ensure concrete results
- A chair is piloted by a professor chosen for his or her expertise on the subject and ability to lead the project
- Founding members and supporting companies participate in the chair's governance (operational committee, strategic and scientific committee)
- A minimum budget of 200,000 euros per year is required to carry out quality research work (funding can be shared by several companies).
- Funding is tax deductible (60% for companies, 66% for individuals and 75% for individuals who pay the IFI estate fortune tax)
A Chair's Actions
Depending on a chair's subject and goals, it can support various actions.
- Provide funding for theses, post-doctoral positions or grants
- Support research publications (white papers, academic papers, publications and/or websites)
- Expand pedagogy by creating original training programs as well as innovative educational tools (MOOCs, serious games, etc.)
- Support teaching by implementing undergraduate training programs based on a chair's research in cutting-edge fields
- Organize events such as seminars, conferences or exhibitions to promote and share new knowledge
- Interact with the general public by guiding a community of users, launching calls for projects or offering prizes