Julien Meyer Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2015 – COFUND Award Winner

Julien MEYER, EURIAS Fellow 2013 – 2014, is one of the three outstanding researchers selected amongst the most promising scientists and honoured for their excellent research with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2015 – COFUND Awards.

The prize was remitted by Claudie Haigneré, astronaut and former French Minister for Research and for European Affairs, during the MSCA 2015 – COFUND Conference held in Luxembourg in December 10th 2015.


Linguist and acoustician, Julien Meyer is the leading expert in the area of whistled languages and has recently joined the CNRS GIPSA Laboratory in Grenoble, France. Julien Meyer’s scientific excellence and his career path exemplify some of the core principles and the ambitions of the MSCA / Cofund programme. He was identified as one of the most promising junior scholars on the 2013/2014 EURIAS call for applications thanks to a solid academic record as well as a groundbreaking research agenda. The expectations were fully met as his EURIAS fellowship was very productive in terms of substantial theoretical contributions that paved the way for major international publications and scientific invitations. His fellowship resulted in an important book on whistled languages now considered to be the reference book of the domain.


Julien Meyer’s fellowship enabled him to multiply academic connections, which resulted in several international projects between his former home institution in Brazil and French research laboratories. One of these research projects led Julien Meyer to obtain a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie IIIF Fellowship to pursue his research on ‘Iconicity and Ecology of Languages’.
Julien Meyer’s subsequent success in joining the CNRS GIPSA Laboratory in Grenoble, undoubtedly benefitted from the two labels of Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowships as well as Institute for Advanced Study scholarships, which are among the most coveted in Europe.


The EU-funded research has enabled Julien Meyer to become one of the world’s leading expert in his field and the results of his research might, in the future, well lead to innovation in fields such as telecommunication or voice transmission, and have a major impact on the preservation of our traditional linguistic heritage worldwide.