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Scientific prizes

Les Prix scientifiques de l'IHEDN

Since 1998, the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN) has awarded annual scientific prizes created at the instigation of the Secrétariat général de la défense et de la sécurité nationale (SGDSN).

work on defence and security in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences

recent research,
the most promising and innovative

expert knowledge for audiences wishing to deepen their understanding of these issues


The aim of the scientific prizes awarded by the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (IHEDN) is to highlight research into defence, security, international relations and foreign policy issues in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, political science, economics, sociology, law, history, geography and philosophy.

They also foster links between IHEDN and the academic world.

Created in 1998, each year these prizes are awarded to researchers at Masters II and PhD level whose work, defended during the year, advances knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.

Applications are examined by a jury made up of academics and qualified personalities appointed by the Director of the IHEDN. Winners are selected on the basis of the criteria set out in the competition rules.

The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to Friday 15 March 2024.