Call for Research Projects

The international call for projects is now closed. See you in Q2 2024 for the next edition!


Our mission is to promote the valorisation and recognition of board games as a source of societal value. We are convinced that academic research on board games and play could provide a unique contribution towards that goal.

We invite both French and international research teams to submit a project proposal on the following topics:

  • any research topic related to board games taken broadly. This year, special attention will be given to projects in relation to the history of modern board games, also called in French “jeux d’édition”, or “publishing games” (Brougère, 2021)
  • topics related to Youth and Education. Libellud Enterprise Foundation’s grant will specifically support projects in this category

The appointed research teams will receive a financial grant from Game in Lab to support a research project in relation with board games.
The call for proposal is co-supported by our partner, Libellud’s enterprise foundation, as Libellud adheres to Game in Lab’s mission and ambition to foster innovative research on board games and bring that knowledge to create social value.

All academic disciplines, ranging from sociology to health sciences are accepted, whether in applied or fundamental sciences.


expected PROJECT outcomes

The appointed teams will contribute to Game in Lab’s diffusion and scientific popularisation actions in the form of articles (scientific or otherwise), published on Game in Lab’s website, or in other journals or media. Project leaders will also be invited to attend events organised or supported by Game in Lab.

online applications

Applications are submitted online, on a dedicated platform.

Attachments and appendices are listed in the detailed version of the call for projects.

NB: updates can be made to any submitted form until the application deadline. An update link will be shown in the confirmation email you receive after pressing the Submit button. 

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application deadlines

Applications are currently closed. The next edition will take place in Q2 2024.