Co-financing of 12- to 24-month postdoctoral research contracts
France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs (MEAE) and of higher education, research, and innovation (MESRI) have implemented a program of support for foreign postdoctoral researchers wishing to conduct further research in France on a topic related to earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition.
Under the program, approximately 20 postdoctoral researchers will receive co-financing of up to €50,000 for research beginning after September 2018.
The program is managed by Campus France. Interested candidates are invited to apply online at "how to apply for the Make Our Planet Great Again programs" on Campus France website.
Who may apply?
Foreign researchers holding a doctoral degree are encouraged to respond to this call for proposals.
Candidates must include with their application a letter from a French host institution agreeing to co-finance the candidate’s research.
Institutions hosting the selected researchers will receive co-financing in the amount of €2,083 per month to support the candidates’ research over a period of 12 to 24 months.
Three broad research themes are prioritized: earth systems, climate change and sustainability, and the energy transition.
Candidates must possess a doctoral degree or expect to receive the degree by June 30, 2018.
They must not be French nationals and must not have resided in France after April 1, 2016.
Candidates may be of any age. The postdoctoral contract must take effect no later than December 31, 2018.
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