Fondation Fyssen aims is to “encourage all forms of scientific inquiry into cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, which underlie animal and human behavior, their biological and cultural bases, as well as phylogenetic and ontogenetic development”.
The areas supported by the Foundation are: Ethology, Psychology, Neurobiology, Social Anthropology, Ethnology, Human Palaeontology and Archaeology.
As part of its activities, the Fondation Fyssen will award:
- Research grants: Form to fill in on our website from September 4th, 2023.
- An International Prize:
The 2023 Fyssen International Prize will be awarded for research in:
COGNITION AND RELIGION
Cognition plays an important role in theories of religion and religious practices can evidently influence cognitive processes – but how is the relation between the two best captured and is there one approach that can account for influences in both directions ?
The Prize will be awarded to an internationally recognized scholar who has significantly advanced our understanding of the relation between cognition and religion.
The award for the International Prize is 100 000 €.