The Acoustic Hub

The Acoustic Hub® program aims at giving the opportunity to recognized and talented researchers from all over the world to collaborate and develop research projects in the field of Acoustics in Le Mans, France, through the funding of repeated research visits in the forthcoming years. We pursue the idea of creating a place of residence for researchers in acoustics, a sort of “Villa Medicis” for the Acoustic community, where interactions, collaborations, discussions, brainstorming sessions, favor efficient and high impact collaborations through a “hub” effect.

The selected professors and researchers, called the “Hubists”, are put in optimal working conditions, by having access to exceptional experimental facilities and by collaborating with the research staff and Professors of the acoustics laboratory LAUM (about 60 people), Masters and Doctoral students (about 120 people) and other international visiting Hubists.

For the most promising and strategic projects, additional funding (PhD fellowship, post-doctoral fellowship) will be provided to strengthen collaborative research.

Research visits are typically intended to be of a duration ranging between 3 weeks to 3 months, and are renewed every year or at more frequent intervals.

Fellowships for the research visits are provided as a complete package to cover travel and living expenses. The amounts will depend on the visit duration, travel distance and experience of the awarded “Hubist” (as an example, they range between €3800 to €7000 for a 4-week visit).