Frontier science

10 TSE researchers are currently funded the ERC, making TSE is the top ERC grant beneficiary in its field, Europe-wide.

- ERC « Starting Grants »

support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish or consolidate a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. It supports the creation of excellent new research teams and strengthens others that have been recently created.  

- ERC « Consolidator Grants »

are designed to support researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme. The scheme will strengthen independent and excellent new individual research teams that have been recently created.

- ERC « Advanced Grants »

allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains. The ERC Advanced Grant funding targets researchers who have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.


    TSE receives significant support from the National Agency (ANR) of Research, the main funder of public research and research partnerships in France.

    16 TSE researchers are involved in research projects funded by the ANR.

    The TSE research teams are involved in H2020 projects.

    PROJECT H2020

    This specific programme supports all types of research activities led by research organisations through transnational cooperation. Their aim is to build and consolidate leadership in scientific and technological fields. The funding of socio-economics and social science projects contribute to more in-depth study and a wider comprehension of complex and independent socio-economic challenges that Europe is currently facing.


    IAIn 2012, TSE received prestigious research funding for an 8-year period from the French government, within its "Investissements d'avenir" program. This funding, known as a Labex (Laboratoire d'excellence), supports many of TSE's research activities




    TSE is also coordinator or partner in various projects ranging from local  projects  to international projects 

    - IDEX

    1. Adrien Blanchet Muse – “Multi-displinary study of emergence phenomena” 
    2. Pierre Dubois : EARSEPC – “Econometric analysis of the role of scientific evidence on prescription choices”
    3. Catarina Goulão : OBEDIS – «Obesity Discrimination in hiring : a natural field experiment» 
    4. James Hammitt AMEP– «Advancing Methods for Evaluating Environmental/health policy and wealth» 
    5. Vincent Réquillart : BIOMIP –«Bioful and bio-based products : market impacts of technology based on the use of co-products from the food industry»
    6. Stéphane Straub : Eleccor – “Corruption memory and electoral behavior in Paraguay” 
    7. Jorgen Weibull :  –“Evolution and stability of moral values,social norms and wealth” 



    Jérôme Bolte receives the "Air Force" US Government Grant for his research on the KL inequalities and their application in non-convex optimization. The 3 year project is entitled "Forward-backward splitting for nonconvex optimization problems".