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The Foundation

The French Red Cross Foundation is a research foundation dedicated to humanitarian and social action. An approved non-profit organisation (FRUP), it represents the will of the French Red Cross to promote scientific knowledge, ethical reflection and social innovation in order to advance action in the service of the most vulnerable.

Our commitments

  • Placing vulnerabilities and ways of addressing them at the heart of research
  • Promoting humanities and social science research in French-speaking countries
  • Fostering dialogue between researchers, decision makers and civil societies

Calls for applications

The French Red Cross Foundation supports research on humanitarian and social action by awarding about 10 postdoctoral fellowships each year. Consult our current calls for applications!

Get involved

The French Red Cross Foundation is involved at the most local level to invent the humanitarian and social action of tomorrow. You can accompany us in this project. Discover all the ways to act with us.


The Foundation strives to disseminate the knowledge generated by its research activities as widely as possible, in particular through the production of quality, open access publications.

29 March 2018

A New Partnership with the Fondation Crédit Coopératif

On March 27th, the Fondation Crédit Coopératif launched its new five-year programme, marked by a convivial evening event. Following on from previous editions, this programme aims to develop awareness and recognition of the social economy, on the basis of three major axes: exploring, inspiring, and transforming.

23 March 2018

4th NHC: issues at the heart of the Foundation’s...

The Foundation took part in the 4th edition of the National Humanitarian Conference (NHC), which took place on March 22nd in Paris. The conference, which was opened by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, officially launched France’s humanitarian strategy until 2022, following several months...

23 March 2018

Humanitarian Alternatives: the newest issue is now available!

This seventh issue of the bilingual review, co-edited by the French Red Cross Foundation, focuses on the relationship between NGOs and the private sector. Can the state play the role of arbitrator?

26 February 2018

First Meeting of the Scientific Council

Following the Foundation’s state approval in September 2017 and its official launch in January 2018, the first meeting of the Scientific Council on February 7th represented a new stage in its development. With a consolidated scientific programme, following on from the actions carried out by the French Red Cross...

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