AgreenSkills is an international mobility programme offering young researchers of all nationalities incoming and outgoing fellowships in the fields of agriculture, environment, food and nutrition, and animal health. One hundred forty-two fellowships with attractive recruitment conditions will be offered over four years.
Coordinated by INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and Agreenium, the AgreenSkills programme (2012-2016) is co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the COFUND - FP7 People Programme.
AgreenSkills sets out to encourage the international mobility of young researchers, from 6 to 12 months for outgoing fellows and from 12 to 24 months for fellows coming to France (the incoming fellows), by supporting research projects with very attractive mobility allowances and personalized support for career development plans.
It is aimed at talented young researchers from all over the world holding a PhD and having a maximum of ten years research experience after their Master’s degree. The programme concerns all the research laboratories of Agreenium members.
The AgreenSkills programme is implemented through a continuous call for submission with two selection rounds per year. The continuous call will open on 15 March 2012 for 3 years (2012, 2013, and 2014)
Application deadline: 15 June 2012
Publication of list of awarded fellows: 30 July 2012
Date of recruitment: October 2012
A second selection round for 2012 will be carried out in autumn, with an application deadline of 15 November 2012.
The AgreenSkills website www.agreenskills.eu provides general information about the programme, eligibility criteria, all necessary documents as well as the official forms and templates. The website also includes information about the mobility and hosting conditions. Applications must be submitted through the online secure application system.